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The Monmouth County Library appreciates donations of books and other materials. Donations of books and other materials are accepted at most Branch Locations during hours at the discretion of the librarian. The Library staff does not have the expertise to appraise donated materials. Donated materials may not be left outside the library or in the bookdrop. For additional information or questions about specific items, contact the library location nearest you.

General Guidelines

Acceptable Donations:

  • Paperback and hardcover books in good condition, both fiction and non-fiction, for children and adults.
  • DVDs and Books on CD.

We cannot use:

  • Books which have been stored in basements.
  • Magazines (including National Geographic) or newspapers.
  • Reader’s Digest condensed books.
  • Dated publications such as almanac and tax guides.
  • Travel guides, technical books, and textbooks older than 5 years.

    (Paperbacks, Hardcovers) 
    Books on CD 
    Books on Cassette 
    Headquarters Please call library first. No videos, encyclopedias, study guides, or textbooks.
    Eastern Branch Donations are accepted in May and October only.
    Allentown * *   *    
    Atlantic Highlands Donations are accepted.  Please call library first.
    Colts Neck Donations are accepted in January and February only.
    Hazlet * *   *    
    Holmdel Not accepting donatons.
    Howell Not accepting donations at this time.
    Marlboro Please call library first.  No videos, encyclopedias, or textbooks. 
    Ocean Not accepting donations.
    Oceanport Not accepting donations.
    Wall * * * *   *
    West Long Branch   Not accepting donations

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