Donating to Friends of the Library

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Donating Materials

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Where to donate?

Your local area library can accept small donations of 3 banker boxes or less. For larger donations, please drop at the Central Library at 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd in the back receiving area.
WE GLADLY ACCEPT
New and gently – used
  • Books on all subjects, of all ages, in a condition that will sell
  • DVDs
  • Audio books on CD
  • Records and Sheet Music
  • Specialized magazines i.e., fine woodworking, military and naval history
WE CANNOT ACCEPT
Items in poor condition (stains, damage, smells, mold, dirty, excessively yellowed pages or evidence of bugs)
  • VHS tapes
  • Cassette tapes
  • Encyclopedias
  • National Geographic magazines & books
  • Time Life series books
  • Reader’s Digest condensed books
  • Advanced reader copies
  • Textbooks more than 10 years old
  • Medical textbooks published after 1940
  • The following items if more than 5 years old
    • Computer/Program manuals
    • Tax/Finance material
    • Paperback travel guides
Please follow these guidelines so we can save on recycling and disposal costs therefore allowing us to invest more in our libraries.
Thank you!

Financial Donations

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Is there someone that improved your life with an act of kindness?
Is there someone that opened your world through books and reading?

The Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library offers unique ways to say "Thank You" that touches the lives of so many others through your donations and gifts. Please visit our About tab to view the many library programs we assist in funding.
Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library is a 501(c)3 Public Nonprofit Organization.