Donations

Gifts of donated material, such as books and audio-visual items, may be accepted into the Defiance Public Library System’s collections after review by DPLS staff according to established guidelines (see below). Items received but not used by DPLS will be donated to each location’s Friends of the Library organizations, recycled, given away, or discarded.
Defiance Public Library System is most interested in receiving donations of new or gently used items in excellent condition. Groups or collections of items cannot necessarily be kept together and will be handled like all other donations.
Defiance Public Library: Defiance Public Library accepts donated materials on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Please call ahead so we are prepared to assist you: 419-782-1456.
Johnson Memorial Library: Johnson Memorial Library accepts donations each fall in advance of the Friends of JML’s Fall Book Sale. Donations may be accepted at other times of the year, if space allows. Please call ahead so we are prepared to assist you: 419-542-6200.
We accept:
  • New and clean “lightly used” books
  • Audiovisual items (CDs, DVDs, videos, video games)
  • Magazines that are less than two years old
We DO NOT accept:
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • Yellowed, torn, mildewed, or damaged books and magazines
  • Professional society journals
  • Sets of encyclopedias
  • Catalogs
  • Reader’s Digest condensed books
  • VHS
  • Records
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