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Donating to the Library

Donating Materials to the Library

The Provo City Library will gladly accept your book and media donations.

  • Please no magazines
  • Please no VHS tapes or audio cassette tapes
  • Please no textbooks
  • The Library will accept books, books on CD, and DVDs.
  • The Library will accept puzzles in good condition
  • The Library will accept board games in good condition
  • The Library will accept video games rated E-T in good condition for any video game system

Drop off your donations at:

  • The First Floor Reference Desk
  • The donation box located near the DVD collection on the First Floor
  • The Circulation Help Desk
  • For large donations, Library staff can meet you in the parking lot with a large cart. Park on the north side of the underground parking lot in a Curbside Pick-up spot and call the number listed or 801-852-6661.

Books should be in acceptable physical condition:

  • No mold
  • No colored or marked-up pages
  • No missing pages

The Library does not guarantee that donated items will be added to the Library collection. Items not added to the Library collection will be offered for sale during one of our book sales or discarded.

Making Monetary Donations to the Library

The Provo City Library gratefully accepts monetary donations. Your generous donation will be used to improve the quality of life of everyone in our community by helping to fund programs, services, and collections.

You may donate online with a credit card, drop off cash donations at any service desk, or mail a check to:

Provo City Library
550 N. University Ave.
Provo, UT  84601

Donating with a Purpose

If you have a particular way you would like your donation to be used, please let us know. Here are some ways you could request your contribution be spent:

Memorial Gifts

The Provo City Library invites you to honor an event, an achievement, or the memory of someone special. You may give monetary donations for the collection, and the library staff will work with you to select appropriate titles to both honor someone and meet the library's collection needs. Proper acknowledgement will be sent, and a book plate will be displayed in the titles selected.

Planned Gifts and Bequests

When planning your estate, consider leaving a gift in your will or living trust for the nonprofit or charitable organizations (like the Provo City Library) that made a difference in your life. There are a variety of ways you can make a charitibale planned gift. Your estate attorney, accountant, or other financial advisor can provide you with more details on the types of gifts and the tangible benefits they offer. Imagine the positive impact on our community if everyone made a donation to a favorite nonprofit organization.

Sponsor a Program or Event

Sponsor one of our annual programs or events. The Library will feature the logos or names of donors on marketing material. For more information about making a corporate gift to the Library, please contact the Director at


La Biblioteca aceptará gustosamente su donación de libros y de media de visión o música.

  • Por favor, no aceptamos revistas
  • No aceptamos películas que tengan la categoría de “R”
  • No aceptamos libros de texto

Dejar sus donaciones en:

  • 1st Floor Reference Desk (Escritorio de Referencia del primer piso)
  • La caja de donación localizada en el cuarto donde estatienda de libros usados en el primer piso.
  • Circulation Help Desk (Escritorio de Circulación)

Los libros deben estar en condición aceptable.

  • No deben tener moho
  • No deben tener paginas manchadas o coloreadas
  • No le deben faltar páginas

Los artículos que no son añadidos a la colección van a ser ofrecidos de venta durante una de las ventas de libros o descartado.