Donate Books

The library is currently not accepting donated books or materials. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 information page.

Donate Books and Materials

The Manhattan Library Association accepts the donation of used books, DVD’s and CD’s that are in good condition for resale at the annual book sale or at Rosie’s Corner Used Book Store on the first floor of the library.  All items that are accepted may be disposed of at the library’s discretion.

Donations are limited by space and the availability of volunteers to handle them. Up to 5 boxes may be accepted. Call (785) 776-4741 ext. 200 before you bring items to the library to ensure your donation can be accepted and find a convenient time to deliver them to the check-out desk on the first floor of the library.

Special collections may be discussed with the Collections Services Manager at (785) 776-4741 ext. 601.

The library does not issue a written or verbal determination of the value of non-monetary gifts. Any appraisal of value is the responsibility of the donor. A letter of acknowledgement may be provided describing the donation.

Please donate:

  • Books
    • Hardbacks
    • Paperbacks
    • Children’s books
  • Audiobook CDs
  • DVDs
  • Music CDs
  • Video games

We can't accept:

  • Magazines
  • Textbooks
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • Computer books
  • Encyclopedias
  • Tax books from previous tax seasons
  • eBooks
  • Books in poor condition, including moldy, soiled, damp, or odorous items

Thank you for your support!

Your donations to the Manhattan Library Association fund all of the special programs at the library including summer reading, storytime, and technology training. We couldn’t do it without your help!


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