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.

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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 temporary shelters, community centers, prisons, churches, or free stores.

Other Ways to Support Your Library

Volunteer

Donate/Make a Gift

AmazonSmile

When you shop on Amazon, go through its charitable giving program AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. And 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases will be donated to Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation when you select our organization.

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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