The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library accepts donated materials in good condition. Their use is determined by the library. We accept adult and children's fiction and non-fiction hardbacks and paperbacks as well as audio books on cassette or CD, music cassettes, music CDs, CD-ROMs, VHS, and DVDs. All must be in good condition.
There are a few categories of materials that are not accepted as donations due to age or type of material.
- Outdated computer books, encyclopedias, travel, medical, or health books which have been published more than 5 years ago.
- No magazines, school textbooks, pamphlets, or Reader's Digest condensed books of any age.
Materials donated to the Library may be claimed for tax purposes. Library staff will complete a Donation form with the number of items donated. You determine the free market value of the materials for your tax return.
If you have questions about donations, please call Justin Eyer at (812) 428-8209 between 9:00am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, or email him at Ask EVPL