We Welcome Donations of Books, Audio Books, CDs, and DVDs in Good Condition, with Media Cases Intact.
Books and media that you donate to the library are sold at our book sales to raise money for Barrett Library.
All donations need to be in good condition: clean, no water damage, mold free, odorless, pages whole, binding intact, and free of highlights,
underlining, and notes. Please leave your donation by Barrett's circulation desk in the designated area.
If you plan to donate more than eight boxes of books and media at one time, please call the library at 703-746-1702 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can be ready to receive them.
Donations We Can Use
- Books - both Nonfiction and Fiction
- Textbooks - less than Five-Years Old
(Minor highlighting okay)
- Media - with Cases Intact
Donations we cannot use (please recycle instead)
Encyclopedias, hardback dictionaries, and yearbooks
Atlases and maps
Newspapers and newsletters, magazines, and professional journals
VHS/audio cassette tapes and records
Homemade DVDs, CDs, videos, and tapes
Finance, business, wellness, parenting, health, and travel books more than 5 years old
Computer, technology, law, science, and medical books more than 5 years old
Toys, games, and puzzles