Where to donate:

Our donation area is located off of Kentucky Street, just past the library book return.  When we are accepting donations, there will be a large blue drop box outside with a sign that reads “Friends of the Lawrence Public Library”.  We close our donation box for two weeks around our three major book sales.  For upcoming donation box closures, please check our calendar in the menu above.

We can accept:

  • Hardcover, Paperback and Children’s books in good condition
  • Travel, Computer or Textbooks less than 3 years old
  • DVDs, CDs, and CD Audiobooks
  • Comic Books
  • Computer software, Video games, Board Games and Puzzles with all pieces

We cannot accept:

  • Damaged books (e.g. moldy, dirty, water damaged, missing covers, missing pages, excessive marking)
  • Encyclopedias
  • LP records, VHS tapes, Cassettes
  • Periodicals or Magazines (including National Geographic)
  • Readers Digest Condensed Books

Quantity Limitations:

We ask that you limit donated items to three boxes/ bags per household.  If you would like to donate more items, please contact FLPL Program Coordinator, Angela Thompson, by email at athompson@lawrence.lib.ks.us or by phone at 785-843-3833 ext. 149 to schedule a drop off.

Tax Receipts:

There are two ways to get a tax receipt for your donation:

  1. Email Angela Thompson, FLPL Program Coordinator, at: athompson@lawrence.lib.ks.us
  2. Call (785) 843-3833 ext. 149 and request a donation receipt to be mailed to your address