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Donate to the Friends

Our Book Sales and Used Bookstore are not possible without your support. Proceeds from the sale of donations benefit the Wichita Public Library and all donations are tax deductible.

We Accept the following Donations:


  • Gently used children's books

  • Fiction and nonfiction

  • Travel books from the last five years

  • Homeschool textbooks from the last five years

  • Current college textbooks (older, gently used ones may be accepted)

  • Books related to computers or finance from the last four years

  • Popular legal books (intended for laypeople) from the last five years

  • Medical and nursing textbooks from the last two years

  • Publications about Kansas

  • Any Kansas school yearbook


  • National Geographic, business, finance, or sports magazines from the current year

  • Science magazines from the last two years

  • All other magazines from the last three years

  • All Kansas publications: cooking, home, garden and craft magazines, The New Yorker, History, Architectural Digest, American Heritage, and Civil War


  • Commercially-produced CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays

  • Sheet music and music books

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Things to Consider

Ask, "is it in good condition?"

All items must be clean, dry, and mold-free.

We do not accept items that are dirty, moldy, burnt, chewed, wet, pest-infested, unhealthy to handle, or have an odor.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept

  • Newspapers

  • Books missing covers or pages

  • Encyclopedias

  • VHS tapes or audiocassettes

  • Time Life or National Geographic series

  • Local magazines

  • Catalogs

Small Donations

Take them to any Library location during open hours

Large donations

Large donations should be taken to the Advanced Learning Library and can be delivered during open Library hours. To make arrangements for the drop-offs, email

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