Book Donation Day

Book Donation Day is currently on hold.

 

We love that you want to donate to us, but ask that you help us by following the guidelines at right. These criteria help our volunteers process your wonderful donations in the most efficient and safest way possible.

Here's what our 10-12 volunteers do on book donation day:

  • Help you bring in your donations

  • Give gift receipts as requested

  • Set aside new books to be considered for our collection

  • Refer potentially high value items to our online sales team

  • Organize, box and store all the high quality materials for our next book sale

  • Recycle/throw away items that are too old, damaged or otherwise not salable

  • Box the remainders for shipping to an online book seller

Annually your book donations bring us about 1,800 new items for the collection valued at $36,000; almost $2,000 in online sales; and

about $2,000 from in-library book sales. Thank you!

Julia and some of the team on book donation day, sorting and boxing materials

When We Accept Donations

  • 1st Saturday of every month; if a holiday, the following Saturday

  • Donations accepted 9-11:30 am only

  • Donation Day takes place in the VGPL Meeting Room

  • Volunteers will help you unload your donations

  • Bring large donations (i.e., more than five boxes) early on donation day

  • Please use containers you do not need back.

What to Donate

  • Hardcover and softcover books—clean and in good condition

  • DVDs

  • Audio books

  • Music CDs

What to Do with Items We Will Not Accept

 

Discard

  • Moldy, water or rodent damaged materials; these are a health hazard for our volunteers

  • Personally recorded items

  • Incomplete DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks

Recycle (e.g., charities, county/city/private recycling)

  • Activity books, workbooks

  • Annuals, yearbooks

  • Audio cassettes, VHS tapes, LP records

  • Books in poor condition

  • Books published by magazines (e.g., Reader’s Digest, Time-Life Books)

  • Computer software and manuals

  • Directories, telephone books

  • Encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri

  • Free, examination or advanced reading copies

  • Journals, newspapers, magazines

  • Law books and related

  • Non-western script books

  • Reference material over 5 years old

  • Tax and government documents or forms

  • Textbooks, course packets

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Call Us: (505) 466-7323  /   info@vglibrary.org   /  Mailing Address: 7 Avenida Vista Grande, B7-192, Santa Fe, NM 87508-9199