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.
- Please use donation drop-off boxes where available. Call your local branch for specific instructions on book donations.
We accept the following materials in good condition
- Hardcover and paperback books
- Audiobooks on CD or Playaways
We cannot accept:
- Directories, almanacs or yearbooks
- Textbooks more than three years old
- VHS videos
- Music CDs
- Audiobooks on tape
Thank you for supporting Howard County Library System.