Donate Materials

What Can I Donate?

We Welcome the Following Books and Media:

  • Books in good condition, clean, dry and mold-free
  • Audio books
  • CDs
  • Commercially made DVDs

We Are Unable to Accept :

 Anything that is unhealthy to handle, or dirty, moldy, smelly, burnt, chewed or wet.

The library is not responsible for items sold for any damage that may occur to buyer's equipment.

Items are sold in "as-is" condition. No refunds or returns or exchanges are granted.

All sales are on a first come , first served basis. Requests to hold or "set aside" items for cutomers will not be honored.


How to DonateHow Do I Make a Donation?
Donated books and media are accepted at the Nichols Library reception desk, Naper Boulevard Library circulation desk, and 95th Street Library information desk. All donations must be outright and unconditional. Upon request, staff will provide you with a dated receipt for tax purposes. Library staff cannot provide assistance in bringing donations into the library.


Where do donations go?Where Do Materials Donation Go?
Any material donated to the Library becomes the property of the Library and may be added to the collection according to the collection development policy (Policy 260 – Materials Selection). Items not added to the collection may be offered for sale or transferred to other institutions. All book sale proceeds are used to benefit Naperville Public Library.


Donation Tax Deductible?Are Non-Monetary Donations Tax-Deductible? 
Yes, your donation is tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the extent permitted by law. Upon request, staff will provide a dated receipt form for income tax purposes. Staff will not assign a value to the items donated. This must be determined by you based on IRS Guidelines.


Feel free to contact us for more information!
Additional Questions?
If you have additional questions please contact the Naperville Public Library at 630.961.4100
- Nichols Circulation Information Desk Ext. 6322
- Naper Boulevard Circulation Information Desk Ext. 2212
- 95th Street Circulation Information Desk Ext. 4922/4921.