Donate Used Books

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 Better World Books; proceeds support the Friends of Howard County Library System.  Learn more about the Friends of Howard County Library System, and become a member.

Please 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.