Donate Used Books


Accepting Used Books and Other Materials

1.  The library accepts donations of used books and audiovisual materials, primarily to be sold in the Manhattan Library Association’s semi-annual book sales.

2.  The library only accepts materials that are in good condition.  Books must have NO evidence of mold, mildew, damp, soiling, or odors.


  • Magazines
  • Textbooks
  • Reader’s Digest condensed books
  • Computer books
  • Encyclopedias
  • Tax books from past tax seasons
  • Books in bad condition (see above)

4. MPL no longer adds any VHS videocassettes to the library’s collection.  All VHS tapes donated will go to the book sale.

5.  There is no limit to the number of items people may donate.  However, for deliveries of more than 5 boxes of books, it is best if donors can make prior arrangements by contacting the Information Desk staff (785-776-4741 ext. 173), and if possible, deliver the books during weekday business hours.

6.  Donated books and materials will be accepted at the Information Desk.

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