Book Donation

Book Donations

Donating books and materials to the Library is a great way to pass along your used reading or electronic media items so others may enjoy them. All items collected are sold online through BetterWorld Bookstore; proceeds support the Friends of Howard County Library System.  Learn more about the Friends of Howard County Library System, and become a member.

people donating booksPlease follow these guidelines when donating books:
Deliver materials to the customer service desk at any branch.
Limit your donation to 2 boxes that you can carry, per week.
We accept the following materials in good condition:
Hardcover and paperback books
DVDs
Audiobooks on CD or Playaways

We cannot accept:
Magazines
Directories, almanacs or yearbooks
Textbooks more than three years old
Records
VHS videos
Music CDs
Audiobooks on tape

Thank you for supporting Howard County Library System.