Donating Materials


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

  • Comic Books and Graphic Novels

  • Unique Antique Collectible and/or Signed Books are desirable donations



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

  • The following items if more than 5 years old

    • Computer/Program manuals

    • Tax/Finance material

    • Paperback travel guides

    • Textbooks


Please follow these guidelines so we can save on recycling and disposal costs therefore allowing us to invest more in our libraries.


Financial Donations

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

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 consider a donation. Your dollars make an impact.