The Library gratefully accepts gifts and donations with the understanding that the Library may add them to the collection if they meet the same selection criteria used for purchased items. All gifts and donations must come with no restrictions and must be available for public use. Materials not added to the collection may be given to the Friends of the Library, placed on sale carts, or disposed of by other means. The Library cannot place a monetary value on gifts for tax purposes. However, receipts are provided upon request. Gifts and donations are subject to ongoing collection maintenance review.
We are happy to accept items:
in good condition with no pen, pencil or highlighter markings
that are completely intact without missing pages, parts or covers
new fiction and nonfiction titles are especially welcome
The following item WILL NOT be accepted:
Items that are moldy, mildewed or have any type of odor
Items that are damaged, torn, soiled or worn out
Magazines / Newspapers
Music cassettes / Audiobook cassettes
Video / Computer games
Puzzles / Board games
Travel books more than 3 years old
Medical books more than 3 years old
Legal books more than 3 years old
Investment books more than 3 years old
Discarded books from ALL libraries-including ours
Advanced Reader copies
Reader's Digest Condensed Books
Small pamphlet type books like cookbooks or craft books
Acceptable items can be dropped off at the library circulation desk. Please not not put items in the book drop.
Your financial gift to the Brookfield Public Library helps support the Library’s mission of providing materials for lifelong learning and the recreational interests of a diverse and ever-changing community.