Donation of Books & Other Materials

The Library appreciates your gently-used donations! 

Donation receipts can be requested at the time of delivery, but donors are responsible for assessing the value of their donations or itemizing them.

Items in excellent condition and of current interest may be added to the collection. See the Library’s Collection Development Policy for more information on how we select materials to add to our holdings!

Items not added to the collection will be transferred to the Friends of the Kern County Library, Inc. for inclusion in their book sales. All proceeds from the book sales are donated to the Library in support of its mission and programs, and to otherwise enhance the Library’s collections..

The Library accepts gently-used donations of:

  • books
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Blu-Rays
  • Magazines (except Nat’l Geographic)

Donors may give up to two 30-pound boxes at a time. Donations should be delivered in sturdy boxes and bags that do not need to be returned. Donations should be brought inside the Library during open hours and not left in book drops or doorways.

We are not accepting:

  • Damaged or soiled materials (moldy, shabby, poor condition, etc.)
  • Encyclopedias or law books
  • Textbooks
  • National Geographic Magazines
  • Condensed books
  • Outdated materials about medicine, technology, science, or other rapidly evolving fields

Due to space constraints and limited processing resources, the Library is unable to accept all materials offered. The Library reserves the right to dispose of unsolicited materials in any manner deemed appropriate.

Go here for Library’s full Gift & Donation Policy.

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