Answered By: Meg Holle
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2016     Views: 4171

The Austin Public Library accepts book, CD, and DVD donations. You may drop off your donations at any Library location or at Recycled Reads, the Library's used bookstore. Recycled Reads is run primarily by volunteers with materials withdrawn from the Library’s collection and the community’s donations. Most donations from the community go to Recycled Reads. At the time of donation, staff will accept the donation and will fill out the Deed of Gift form with the donor transferring ownership of the donated items to the Library. The Library staff does not appraise the value of donated books or other materials.

We would add a donated title to our collection only if it were a popular, high demand item that is already in the catalog, and in pristine condition. Please see our Gift Policy. If you are a local author with professional recognition contact the Austin History Center to see if your book matches the center's selection criteria.

If you would like to dedicate a book to the library in memory of someone, please contact Toni Grasso at 512-974-7528 ( or see Support the Library.

Other places to donate are: Bookspring for children's books, and Inside Books Project.