Donate to the Library
Make a Cash Contribution
View the Friends' donation policy
The Friends appreciate cash donations of any amount. These funds are used to support collections and programs at the Denver Public Library. You may also donate by calling 720-865-2049. All contributions to the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.
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Have your name or message engraved on a path leading to the Library entrance, a wonderful way to show how much the Library means to you.
Donate Books & Materials
What materials does the Denver Public Library accept as donations?
We accept books, CDs and DVDs. The Library also accepts rare and unique materials through the Western History and Genealogy Department. Please consult the WHG guidelines for more information.
Are there any materials the Library does not accept as donations?
We do not accept textbooks, cassette tapes, videotapes, records, magazines (including National Geographic), Reader's Digest condensed books, broken or damaged items, items that are missing parts, non-book or media items (e.g. toys, calendars, cards, etc.), and personally recorded audio or video items.
How much can be donated at one time?
Because of space limitations, we cannot accept more than two boxes or bags at any branch or at the Central Library. For larger donations, please call 720-865-2045 to make arrangements.
What happens to materials donated to the Denver Public Library?
Library staff members evaluate all materials to see if the materials can be added to the collection. Materials not added to the collection may be sold at the Annual Used Book Sale, at ongoing branch book sales or on Amazon.com. The Library disposes of any unacceptable materials.
Where can I donate materials?
We accept donations at any library location during open hours. Many locations are temporarily closed while Better Denver Bond funded technology upgrades, infrastructure improvements and renovations are completed.
Will I receive a receipt for my donations?
Donors receive an "Acceptance of Materials" form. We are unable to appraise donated materials.
The Friends Foundation Donation Policy:
Security Policy: Blackbaud provides the technology to ensure that your donation to the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation is successful. Should you decide to make a donation, you will be asked to provide your name, contact information, and credit card billing information. All of this information is encrypted using SSL, an industry standard secure technology by Blackbaud. This encryption is designed to prevent the theft or interception of the information you provide. SSL encryption is indicated on your Web browser by the display of a lock or key on the browser status bar. In addition to utilizing SSL encryption for all transactions, Blackbaud stores encrypted credit card numbers and passwords, as well as other donor information, on servers that are kept in a physically secure environment with strict policies that minimize staff access to the information contained therein. The Card Security Code is only used for credit card processing and is not stored on Blackbaud's servers. The Denver Public Library Friends Foundation does not store credit card numbers, card security codes or passwords.
Refund Policy: Refunds will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Contact 720-865-2049 for more information.
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