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Does the library accept book donations? Can I donate magazines, videos, etc.?

Last Updated: Feb 01, 2016  |  2786 Views
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Many branches accept donations of used books, music, and DVD videos. However, some branches cannot accept donations because space is limited. Please contact your branch before bringing donations. See our website's page about Book Donations and Sales for more information.

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  1. How does one proceed concerning donations of titles to mcpl?...Whom does one contact? I have many American History titles of the 973. variety, (among other subjects).Several of these are not among the mcpl collection, and should be of interest. I have researched any 'missing' catalog numbers, so that work would need only to be verified!
    by mark neagles on Apr 09, 2013.
  2. Mark, we are seldom able to add single copies of titles to our collection. See a further explanation.
    by Ask-a-Librarian on May 07, 2013.

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