FOL Donation Policy

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                                                                                                                     Updated 1/2024

Book Donation Policy:

The Friends of the VVCL are not currently accepting book donations. Please contact us at the library regarding any questions about book donations at (830) 774-7595, or email:


The Friends of the Val Verde County Library (FOL) accepts gently used materials. Please see our acceptance guidelines below.  Some of the materials donated are incorporated into the library’s permanent collection, while others are sold in the FOL book sale.  Proceeds from the book sale help pay for library programs.

Donations will be accepted during normal operating hours.  If you have a large quantity of books to donate or need a receipt for your donation, please let the library staff know ahead of your arrival by calling the circulation desk at 830-774-7595.  

Basic guidelines for book donations:

  • Please do not put books for donation in the book drops. Book drops are designated for materials in the permanent collection.
  • Please pack in bags or boxes, preferably containers you do not need returned.
  • All items must be in saleable condition.

Please note that we are unable to accept:

  • Books that are moldy, mildewed, food-stained, heavily highlighted, or falling apart.  Materials previously stored in attics or garages need special checking.  
  • Books published by magazines (ex: Reader’s Digest Condensed and Time Life books)
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Dated materials: travel, tax, school textbooks, educational workbooks, encyclopedias & multi-volume sets, computer software
  • Audio cassettes or VHS tapes
  • Coloring books, puzzles, or board games