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Friday 12pm - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday Closed

Donations of Books, Movies, & Audio

stack of books

Calvert Library appreciates donations of books, movies and audios that are in good, clean condition. We accept 3 bags or boxes at a time. Current items are especially appreciated.

Due to space restrictions, we will not accept encyclopedias, computer books, and textbooks over two years old.

To donate items, please bring them into the building during library hours, and ask a librarian where to leave them. Please see a librarian before leaving books. A book cart can be made available.

A donation receipt form is available upon request. The library does not keep a copy nor place a value on donated materials.

After reviewing donated items, librarians or volunteers will decide whether to add the items to the library collection, to sell at the Book Sale, or to recycle.

Other locations that accept donations:

Vintage Values, Prince Frederick 443-975-7161
Hours for donations: Mon-Sat 9-5 no encyclopedias
Help Association, Inc., Owings 410-257-6669
Hours for donations: Tues-Sat until 2pm, closed Sun/Mon
no encyclopedias
Second Look Books, Prince Frederick 410-535-6897
Hours for donations: Wed 10-7, Thur and Fri 10-8, Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4
1 box at a time/every few weeks, no text books, no encyclopedias, no reader's digest condensed
SMILE Ecumenical Ministries, Inc., Lusby 410-326-0009
Hours for donations: Wed, Thur and Fri 9:30 – 1:30, Sat 8:30 - 11:30
no textbooks

To recycle books, movies, and audios, please take them to your Calvert County Convenience Center Site (compactor and recycling center).

Updated 9/2016

Donation handout pdf