GUIDELINES FOR MATERIAL DONATIONS
The Riverside Public Library appreciates the special place that books and other materials have in our patrons' lives and the reluctance to discard them. However, limitations of time and space make it impossible for us to accept all of the materials offered. All donated materials become the property of the Riverside Public Library with the understanding that items that are not added to the collection will be disposed of at the discretion of the Library. These items may be given to the Friends of the Library for sale, given to other libraries or discarded.
The Riverside Public Library reserves the right to check all donations prior to acceptance. Out of Date, yellowed, damaged or musty items will not be accepted.
If you want to make a large donation of material, please contact the Riverside Public Library (708-442-6366) before bringing the items to the Library.
The Library will accept the following materials in new or nearly new condition:
- HARDCOVER BOOKS (Nonfiction & Fiction)
- PAPERBACK BOOKS
- LITERARY CLASSICS
- MUSIC COMPACT DISCS (Undamaged w/original cases and booklets)
- AUDIO BOOKS ON CD (Undamaged w/original cases and booklets)
- DVDs - Undamaged and with original cases and booklets
The Riverside Public Library will NOT accept the following materials:
ENCYCLOPEDIAS OR OTHER REFERENCE SETS
READER'S DIGEST CONDENSED BOOKS
COLORING OR OTHER ACTIVITY BOOKS
PUZZLES WITH MISSING PIECES
TEXTBOOKS OLDER THAN 3 YEARS
Receipts, if requested, will state the number of materials donated and the material type. A monetary value for the items cannot be provided. Please provide contact information with your request.
Thank you for your interest in the Riverside Public Library.