Do you take used books?

We are accepting book donations on a limited basis. Adult books should be no older than 5 years and in good condition. Please no DVDs, CDs, textbooks or magazines.  

If you have a large amount of books to donate, please no more than 2 boxes/bags at a time.

From the Collection Development Policy, adopted 11/16/2009:

Cranberry Public Library accepts donated print and audiovisual items with the provision that all items become the property of Cranberry Public Library. Donated items may be acceptable for the collection when they meet the same standards as they apply to purchased Library items within the guidelines of the collection development policy, require no special conditions, and may be disposed of when warranted. In no case will an item be added to the collection solely because it is a donation.

Library staff will determine which donated materials will be added to the Library collection. Materials not added to the collection may be placed in the Library's book sale or disposed of as seen fit.

Intake and processing of donated items takes a significant amount of staff time. As such, no more than 2 boxes/bags of donated items will be accepted at any one time by a person/group.

The following items will not be accepted as donations:

  • Adult books older than 5 years
  • Textbooks
  • Newspapers
  • VHS or cassette tapes
  • Encyclopedia sets
  • Sacred texts of any religion
  • Toys, puzzles, stuffed animals
  • Reader's Digest condensed editions
  • National Geographic magazines
  • Items in poor condition
  • Computer equipment, hardware, and software