Donating Items

Please note: due to COVID-19, we are not accepting donations at this time. However, the Friends of the Library are holding a book donation drop-off on Saturday, August 22. Click here for more information.

Donating your books and media to Johnson City Public Library is a great way to support us. The Friends of the Library resell books and media to the public in their book sales, with proceeds going to support the Library’s programs.

Patrons browsing books at a book saleWe accept:

  • Books: hardback, paperback, fiction, non-fiction, adult, children
  • Audio CDs, LPs, and audiobooks
  • DVDs and Blu-rays

We do not accept:

  • Damp or moldy materials
  • Legal statutes and casebooks
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed books
  • Magazines
  • VHS tapes
  • Loose CDs and DVDs without their cases
  • Home-recorded CDs and DVDs
  • General encyclopedias (World Book, Britannica, etc.)
  • Textbooks

How to Donate

Small bags of books can be brought to the Library Circulation Desk. If you have a large donation, call (423) 434-4477 and arrange a time to drop it off. We offer tax receipts for your donation. Please prepare a tally of how many hardback books, paperback books, and each type of media (DVDs or CDs) you’re bringing if you would like a tax receipt.