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Donate Books & Media

The Library appreciates and gladly accepts donations of books and audiovisual materials, such as movie DVDs and books on CD.

Due to resource and space limitations, however, we can accept no more than two boxes  of books from any individual (bankers box size or approximate dimensions of 10"x12"x15"). Please bring your donations to the Circulation Desk in the Lobby. You will receive a tax receipt for your donation.

If you have more donations than we can process, there are businesses near the Library that accept used books. Please note that the Library can't answer questions regarding donation policies and limits that may exist at these businesses. We suggest that you contact them beforehand. 

Arc Thrift Store
1349 E. South Boulder Road
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Birds of Prey Foundation Thrift Store
1355 E. South Boulder Road
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Also due to resource and space limitations, as well as demand for these items, we are unable to accept:

  • VHS or audio tapes
  • Encyclopedias
  • Magazines
  • Textbooks
  • Computer Books / Manuals (more than 3 years old)
  • Art Prints

Donated materials are considered gifts and become the property of the Louisville Public Library Foundation.


Volunteers assist Library staff in a variety of areas. Click here to learn more.

Library Foundation

The Louisville Public Library Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation organized to promote and support the Louisville Public Library. Board Members meet at least four times annually and then optionally in subcommittees to provide advocacy and fundraising for our Library.