Guidelines for Donating Materials

Brookfield Public Library

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
  • Textbooks
  • Encyclopedias/Dictionaries
  • Magazines / Newspapers
  • Music cassettes / Audiobook cassettes
  • VHS tapes
  • Records
  • 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.

Donation in memory of form

Thank you for your help and your donations!