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  • Donations

    Monetary and Memorial monetary donations are accepted at all service desks of the Pasadena Public Library.

    Book Donation Guidelines

    Thank you for your interest in making a donation to the Library. All donations become the property of the Library and may either be added to the Library’s collection, or donated to the Friends of the Pasadena Public Library.

    Donations AcceptedIn Person Donations

    • Anytime in the Book Donation receptacle at the Central Library, delivery area, northeast side of the building, adjacent to the Accessible Entrance
    • Monday through Friday 11:00 – 4:00 at the Friends Bookstore at Central Library

    We Accept

    • Hardcover and paperback books in good condition
    • Commercially published media – CD’s, VHS, DVDs, Blu-ray discs
    • Up to 6 boxes or bags per visit, containers will not be returned

    We Cannot Accept

    • Damaged books including ones that are damp, moldy, soiled, or missing pages
    • Clearly outdated materials
    • Magazines
    • Encyclopedias
    • Outdated textbooks
    • Non-commercially published media
    • Workbooks
    • More than 6 boxes or bags per visit

    Please contact the Friends of the Library directly at (626) 744-4680 for large donations.

    The Library does not determine the value of donations. However, receipts can be provided designating the number of donated items.