Columbus Metropolitan Library

Friends of the Library

Donate Books

Donate your gently used books, audiobooks and DVDs to Friends of the Library. Your donations are sold at Big Book Sales, the Library Store, and at every library location. Proceeds from these sales support Columbus Metropolitan Library and grassroots advocacy efforts to ensure the library will remain open to all for years to come.

Donations of a reasonable size can be dropped off at any Columbus Metropolitan Library location. Customers must be able to transport the items into the library without assistance. If you would like to make a large book donation, please contact Friends of the Library using the button below.


Items We Accept

  • Hardback Fiction
  • Hardback Nonfiction
  • Paperback Fiction
  • Paperback Nonfiction
  • Oversized Books
  • Leather-bound Books
  • Dictionaries
  • Reference Books
  • Foreign Language Books
  • Travel Books (within 3 years)
  • Textbooks (within 10 years)
  • Technology Books (within 3 years)
  • Volume Books in full sets
  • Rare & Antiquarian Books
  • Special Collection Books
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • DVDs

Items We Don't Accept

  • Advanced Reader & Galley Proofs
  • Encyclopedias
  • Magazines & Newspapers
  • Activity Books
  • Academic Journals
  • Sheet Music
  • Non-ISBN Book Club Editions
  • VHS Tapes
  • Vinyl Albums
  • Music Cassettes or CDs
  • Law Books
  • Medical Books

If you would like to donate items that we do not accept, we encourage you to contact schools, temporary shelters, community centers, correctional facilities, churches, or free stores.

Other Ways to Support Your Library


Donate/Make a Gift

Kroger Community Rewards

When you connect your Plus Card to the library, Kroger will donate a portion of the sales to our organization. To get started, sign up with your Plus Card below, and select Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation (group number PH417). Once enrolled, you’ll earn rewards every time you shop and use your Plus Card. Remember to renew annually to keep your account active.

Friends of the Library is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) organization.

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