Exterior repairs ongoing at Brookline Village Library until early October. Learn more about repairs and how they may impact Library access.

How Do I Donate Books?

What can you donate?

The Friends of the Brookline Library accept donations of the following materials in good condition:

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

The following items cannot be accepted:

  • Anything in poor or damaged condition
  • Pocket books
  • Magazines
  • Textbooks
  • Dictionaries
  • CDs
  • 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?

The vast majority is sold in the Friends Book Sale. Of the remaining items, most are donated to local charities and a small percentage are sold online through an independent agent, from whom the Friends receive a percentage of the final sale price.