Most Atlantic County Library System branches accept books, CD and DVD donations: the current exceptions to this are the Egg Harbor City and Somers Point branches. If a donation is not placed in our collection it may be sourced to one of our branch book sales. These book sales, sponsored by the Atlantic County Library Foundation, help provide much needed funding for library programming and events.
Each branch handles donations a bit differently but, in general we ask that the items be in good condition and published/republished within 10 years. Please limit your donations to 25 items, packed in bags or boxes, and present them at the circulation desk. We kindly ask that donations not be left in branch book drops.
Branches do reserve the right to refuse items because of their condition or lack of space. We recommend that you contact branches in advance to see if donations are being taken at that time and for any other qualifications they may have.
Thank you for thinking of us for donations. Following are some other suggestions to consider for donating your items. Contact these services/charities directly for more information.
- Books Through Bars
- Child Federation of Pleasantville
- Pleasantville Housing Authority after School Program
- Better World Books
- Goodwill Industries
- Salvation Army
- Reach Out and Read
- Local Senior Centers
- Start your own Little Free Library
- Paper Recycling: If you have a mixed paper curbside recycling collection you can place unwanted books in the recycling bin; remove the cover from any hard back books.