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The Friends of the Morgan Hill Library (FMHL) welcomes good quality donations, which our all-volunteer team offers at amazingly low prices. Donation receipts are available for accepted items. Our limited space allows us to accept no more than two (2) boxes or three (3) bags at a time.

Effective June 2021, with space constraints and reduced Bookstore hours, Book/Material donations are accepted only through email appointment — . Enable JavaScript to view address. Please review updated guidelines for what we can accept at this time and you will be contacted to confirm an appointment. Library staff and Bookstore volunteers are no longer able to accept book/material donations inside the library until further notice.

We gladly accept:
  • Books — current and "in-demand" titles especially appreciated
  • "Special" nonfiction and fiction — "old and rare", first editions, out-of-print collectibles, must be in very good condition
  • Usable textbooks and references — current editions ideal, will accept editions published within past 5 years, plus still usable Wiley technical titles independent of date
  • CD audiobooks released within past 5 years
  • Music CDs — all genres
  • Blu-ray discs — less than 3 years old (no longer accepting DVDs)
  • Complete jigsaw puzzles in original box

Some materials do not sell. We do not accept:
  • Books in poor condition — dirty, moldy, damaged, incomplete
  • Outdated reference books (no longer current, 5+ yrs old) — textbooks, almanacs, travel guides, etc.
  • Open software
  • Encyclopedias or Reader's Digest condensed books
  • DVDs, cassette tapes, magazines, board games
We encourage recycling books that cannot be used by the Friends. Note that books with paper covers may be placed in home recycling bins.

View a PDF version of this donation guide.