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Book Donations

Thank you for thinking of the library
for your book donations. 


Frequently Asked Questions 

What types of books does the library take?

We take most of the books donated.  We ask that they be clean, not moldy, smelly, or water damaged, and in good condition.


What happens to the books I donate?

First, we evaluate the books for the collection.  We may add it to the collection if we don’t own it, if it’s in good condition, or if we feel that the New London community could benefit from having the book added to our shelves.  If we cannot use the book in the collection, it will be used in our annual book sale.  Either way, it’s a win-win for the library!


Do you take anything besides books?

Yes!  We take DVDs, CDs, and audio books!


Is there anything you don’t take?

Yes.  We ask you not to donate Reader’s Digest Condensed books, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, magazines, newspapers, and textbooks.  We cannot add these items to the collection and they are difficult to sell at our book sale.  Thanks for understanding!


What if I have a special book?

If you’ve got a book that is historical, related to New London genealogy or history, we’d love to see it.  Please bring the book to our attention when you drop them off, or you can make an appointment to see our Head of Technical Services, Fran Gibbs-Kail, by calling 860-447-1411.


Can I get any special recognition for donating a book?

We would be happy to add a book plate to a book that you’ve donated if we’re adding it to the collection.


Where should I drop the books off?

You can drop the books off at the Circulation desk, located on the third floor of the library.


Is my donation tax deductible? 

Yes!  The library can give you a receipt for your records, just ask for one when you drop off the donation.


Who can I contact with questions?

Maritza Vargas, 860-447-1411 x102