Got books? We gladly accept donations!
One of the most thoughtful ways to remember a friend or loved one is by making a memorial donation to your public library. A financial donation to the library allows us to purchase a book that is a lasting tribute and will benefit readers in the community for many years. Acknowledgement of this contribution will be made by mail to the person you designate and a bookplate denoting the memorial gift will be placed in the volume. To discuss your memorial gift, contact Theresa Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations to honor individuals or groups
Celebrate the birth of a child, a friend’s birthday or any special occasion with a donation. With your financial donation, the library will purchase a book of special interest to the honoree. Acknowledgement of this contribution will be made by mail to the person you designate and a bookplate denoting the gift will be placed in the volume. To discuss your gift to honor an individual or group, contact Theresa Lynch at email@example.com
WCPL provides a service to our community by accepting donations of your used books, and we will supply a tax donation letter. Because many gift books we receive from the public have older publication dates and the cost to make individual books ready for public use, the majority of gift books do not get added to our current circulating collection. Rather, we have two viable venues where selling these books - either via a online secondary vendor or directly via our regular library booksale - helps our library system gain some additional funding for new library books!
We thank you for your generosity in gifting us gently used books in good condition, with no signs of mold or smoke damage. Please note that in order to keep up with volume, all gift books are sorted and moved to their next destination within 1-2 business days. We do not keep an inventory of donated used books at any of our libraries. Please check and recheck your boxes before delivery to us to ensure you are not donating any family heirlooms!
Our public libraries have limited space to accept donations, which all are then transported to our Library Administration Building for processing. If you have multiple boxes of books to donate, please consider a direct delivery to our Library Administration Building (4020 Carya Drive, Raleigh 27610). We can have staff assist with unloading, etc. if you call ahead during drop off hours of Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. Call 919-250-3971 to arrange a drop off.