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Keller Public Library welcomes your donated books, audio books, movies, and music. Your donation will be added to the Library's collection or sold at the Friends of the Keller Library Bookstore to help enhance our programs and services. If you have more than 2 boxes of books, please make an appointment at 817-743-4822. 

The Library will, if requested, provide a written acknowledgment of the receipt of gifts, but not an itemized list of the donations.  In accordance with income tax regulations, the Library will leave the determination of value of the donation to the donor.

Book Donation Guidelines 

We will accept:

•Hardcover and paperback books in good condition.  We cannot use damaged books (e.g., broken bindings, missing pages, soiled, musty or moldy, excessive writing in the text) or outdated materials. 

•Commercially published media (e.g., CDs, DVDs, videos)

•Current editions of magazines (can be sold Friends of the Keller Library Bookstore)

 

We cannot accept:

•Boxes that have been moved directly from long term storage to the Library.  We cannot accept boxes of books that have not been properly inspected by the donor.

• Large quantities of books that are not in boxes or containers. Due to facility and logistic constraints, we cannot accept loose material.

•Damaged books with broken bindings, missing pages, soiled, musty, moldy, with smoke or water damage, or with excessive writing in the text

•Clearly outdated materials (see below for guidelines)

•Toys, games, puzzles, artwork

•Magazines (bound or unbound) older than current, periodicals, academic journals

•Condensed books (Reader’s Digest)

•Professional journals

•Encyclopedias

•Non-commercially produced media

•Workbooks or study guides that are partially or wholly filled in

•Computer programs

 

We accept certain materials within specified limits:

•Price guides and almanacs (current only)

•Medical and financial advice books (less than 5 years old)

•Travel guidebooks (less than 5 years old)

•Computer manuals (less than 5 years old)

•Textbooks (less than 10 years old)

•Test preparation guides (less than 5 years old)

  

Contact Us

Donations can be made at the Keller Public Library or directly to the Friends of the Keller Library Bookstore, located at 130 Taylor Street, during their open hours from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM each Wednesday and Saturday. 

For more information, call Jana Prock 817-743-4822 or e-mail jprock@cityofkeller.com