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

Donations of Books

stack of booksCalvert Library appreciates donations of used books that are in good, clean condition. We can accept 3 bags or 3 boxes at a time.

Current books are especially appreciated.

We also accept current magazines, movies, music cds, and audio books.

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
Help, Association, Inc., Owings 410-257-6669
Second Looks Books, Prince Frederick 410-535-6897
SMILE Ecumenical Ministries, Inc., Lusby 410-326-0009
Parole Rotary Club BIG Project, Lothian, 410-293-6865

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