Material Donation Policy

Material Donation Policy

The Caroline County Public Library accepts limited numbers of fiction and non-fiction books and DVDs in “LIKE NEW” condition.

Please bring materials into the library; do not use our book drops for donations.
Library staff will give you a receipt for number of items donated upon request. We do not quote a value.

We DO NOT accept the following:
- textbooks
- encyclopedias
- VHS or cassette tapes
- non-fiction books more than 5 years old
- CDs
- yellow or discolored pages
- mold or mildew
- smoke or mildew odor
- writing, underlining, or highlighting
- ripped off covers or ripped pages
- water damage

Magazines may go directly into the free bin located in the Book Sale areas at all locations.

Alternative Places you can donate materials:
- Samaritan House
- Discover Book Bins, located in the Central Library parking lot, Federalsburg Branch parking lot, and in parking lot across from Royal Farms in Denton at the corner of 5th Street and Market Street.
--Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, opening in the Denton Plaza in early 2019.

Revised and approved by the Board of Library Trustees January 22, 2019