Book Donations

Book Donations


We are happy to accept the following in good condition:

  • Books: hard covers, paperbacks, children's, audio-books
  • DVDs and CDs (No VHS tapes, please)
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Current magazines without torn covers (Please ink out your name and address)

We are unable to accept:

  • Magazines too old to be of interest
  • Encyclopedias
  • Textbooks
  • Computer software
  • Records
  • VHS Tapes

NOTE: To be sellable, items must not be musty or otherwise damaged.

Because we sometimes suspend donations, please call (440) 352-3383 to verify that your donation can be accepted.  Large donations will need approval prior to acceptance.  Please bring your donation to the library's Check Out desk. We are unable to pick up donations. 

Book Donations to Community Organizations

To promote literacy and foster the joy of reading, the Friends of Painesville Morley Library donates used books for all ages to groups in the library service area.

The number of requests honored is based on current inventory. To use this community resource, select this link to find a short request form. After printing and completing the form, mail it to Friends of Morley Library, 184 Phelps St., Painesville, OH 44077, or drop it at the Morley circulation desk. (No requests from dealers, please.)

Please allow 10-14 days for your request to be processed.

You will be notified the status of your request and, if approved, given the date you may pick up the books at the Morley circulation desk.