Indy Library Store gladly accepts donations of your gently used books and select other materials! Materials you no longer want can help ensure that learning continues in our community for all. See what items we accept.
What kind? You name it, we'll take it. Books your kids have outgrown. Cookbooks, How-tos, Biographies. Fiction, or nonfiction. (Adult nonfiction and children’s books are in especially high demand and are great sellers.)
*What is “gently used?” Free of mold, dust, dirt, and your children’s early attempts to emulate Picasso. For CDs, DVDs, and vinyl LPs—if you can’t play them, neither can a potential buyer (no VHS please).
If your donation is small and you are able, we request that you deliver your donation to one of the following locations:
Please box your books (no bags and no loose donations) and close the boxes before donating.
For questions or help with donations larger than four boxes, please call Indy Library Store at 317-275-4044, or contact us.
When we sell your donated books at our book sales, the proceeds help The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation support more Library programs that promote learning and community building.
Indy Library Store is The Indianapolis Public Library’s physical and online used book sale.
Because we love them (and so do our book sale patrons)! Donated books are nearly 40 percent of the store’s inventory and compliment the discarded items from the Library’s own collection.
Proceeds from Indy Library Store book sales support the Library Foundation. Annually, the foundation provides nearly $3 million to support many of the programs and services of the Library.
Of course! Indy Library Store has many volunteer opportunities throughout the week and even on Saturdays! Plus, many corporations are also financial sponsors of Library programs or conduct book drives for the Library. Please contact the Library Foundation for more information (317-275-4700 or email@example.com).
The store holds five book sales each year (see schedule). For each sale, our Friends of the Library receive first access to purchase books and other materials. Become a Friend.
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