Donation Guidelines

Magazines, Type & Age
News/current affairs   6 weeks
Business/finance   6 months
New Yorker   4 months
Atlantic Monthly, Harpers   1 year
Computer   1 year
Gaming    1 year
Women's/Men's/Teen  1 year
Cooking/food   all years
Sports/outdoors/health   1 year
Science   1 year
Sunset   2 years
Architectural Digest/art   all years
National Geographic   2 years
How-to-magazines/Popular Mechanics/Popular Science/
     1 year
Children's magazines/Highlights/
     Ranger Rick     1 year

Hardcover, paperback, fiction, or nonfiction in good condition. Please, no tattered, water-stained, heavily underlined or highlighted books.
Computer books   2 years
Textbooks   5 years
Health, diet books   5 years

DVDs and CDs
In good condition

When your books, DVDs and CDs are donated to the library they are put to good use. Your donation may become part of the library collection if there is a need for it.  Many donations are sold in the Friends book sales, some items are sold online.  Book donations are made to various groups including other Friends groups, community clinics, local schools, other county libraries, social agencies, Better World Books and the county jail.

Your donations of books in good condition are very important to the support and growth of Davis Public Library. The Friends also appreciate donations of magazines for the ongoing book and magazine sale in the Library Reading Garden We especially like women's, news, finance, how-to, travel, cooking, art and architecture magazines. 

We don't accept encyclopedias, sets such as Time/Life books, 
technical journals, Readers Digest condensed books, Via (Motorland), AARP periodicals, or phonograph records.


Use the special Friends book slot easily accessible from the library parking lot. It is marked as the drop-off point for both books and magazines and connects directly with the Friends sorting room. If for some reason your donations  will not fit through the slot, leave them in boxes or bags outside. Due to  theft of materials left outside, use the slot if possible.

If you have a question concerning donations or to arrange for a pickup, contact Nancy Holland (530) 219-5656. 

                              Friends of the Davis Library, P.O. Box 91, Davis, CA 95617