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Donating to Marion Carnegie Library

Community members can make a huge impact with a donation to the library, and we appreciate the generosity! Gifts support library events and programs for all ages.

Donating Used Items to the Library

The library welcomes donations of books and DVDs from groups and from individuals. MCL does reserve the right to determine if the donated items become part of the library’s collection, offered as part of the library’s book sales hosted by the Friends of the Marion Carnegie Library, or recycled.

MCL cannot accept the following donations:

  • Textbooks and workbooks
  • Material more than 2 years old in these subject areas: technology, science, medicine, health.

MCL reserves the right to refuse donations of items that do not meet these criteria. Donated items that are in poor condition will be discarded. Donated items must be in good condition and free of odor, mold, and infestation.

How do I donate?

You can drop off small donations in boxes or bags at MCL’s Main Floor desk Monday through Friday between 9 am and 4 pm. Call ahead at 618-993-5935 to schedule larger donations, and a library Staff Member can help you carry in your donations. 

All donations must be delivered to the library.

Can I have a donation receipt?

Of course! Simply ask an MCL staff member for a receipt with your donation. The library cannot assess the value of donated items, so donors are responsible for providing that estimate.