All library locations will be closed May 27th, 2024 for Memorial Day.

How Do I Donate Books?

What can you donate?

The Friends of the Brookline Library accept donations of materials in good condition. Before making a donation, please review the information below and observe what we can and cannot accept. Thank you!

The following items can be accepted:

  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Children’s books
  • Tween books
  • Young Adult books
  • CDs
  • New, Sealed Jigsaw puzzles

The following items cannot be accepted:

  • Anything in poor or damaged condition
  • Dictionaries
  • Textbooks
  • Pocket books
  • Magazines
  • DVDs
  • Vinyl records/LPs
  • Audiobooks
  • Video games
  • Board games
  • Toys

Where should donations be dropped off?

Small donations (one grocery bag or less) may be dropped off at the front desk of any Brookline Library location during regular Library hours. Large donations may be left at the loading dock at the rear of the Brookline Village Library at any time. The driveway can be found on School Street.

Tax receipts are available at all Library desks during regular Library hours.

Interested in coordinating a pick-up? Email friendsofbrooklinelibrary@gmail.com!

Where does your donation go?

Many books are sold in the Friends Book Sale. Other books are picked up by Bay State Books, whose goal is to keep books out of landfills.  They supply books for a prison book program and other literacy projects.  Unusable books are recycled.