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Donations

Please Note: We are unable to accept donations of stock until further notice

We welcome donations of books to our libraries, however, we need to apply criteria when choosing to accept them to ensure our stock meets the required standard.

When deciding whether to accept a donation we take into consideration current stock holdings and usage, anticipated use based on our knowledge of what issues in our libraries, and the staff time and servicing costs involved in adding a book to our collections. As a general rule, we do not add to stock items that are over 5 years old.

Any donations not added to our stock are usually disposed of through book sales or via our agreements with book dealers, enabling stock to be recycled and any income generated reinvested in the library stock.

If you wish to donate books you can drop them off at your local library during opening hours. We do not accept any books with conditions or where ownership of the donated book(s) remains with the giver.

Donated books may be removed and disposed of at anytime due to condition, low usage or out dated content.

We do not accept donations of the following formats:

  • DVDs, Blu Ray, and DVD cases.
  • Music CDs (and cases).
  • Talking Books CDs or Cassettes.
  • Newspapers old or new.
  • Periodicals, magazines or journals.
  • USB files, E-Books or e-Audio.
  • Children’s annuals or novelty books.
  • Proof copies, abridged versions, workbooks, photocopies.
  • Photographs (local) will be considered on a case by case basis; contact your local library in the first instant.

We are unable to collect your donations. A Lincolnshire company: Anybook.biz may be willing to collect your donations for free and nominate a library (hopefully Lincolnshire) to receive a share of the proceeds. Contact them via https://www.anybook.biz/contact-us/ to find out more and if your books are suitable for collection.