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The Olathe Libraries will be closed until further notice in accordance with the Johnson County stay-at-home order. See the library announcement for more information. 

Book Donations

All donations are currently suspended. 

The library welcomes book donations from the public and makes use of them in different ways. Some books are added to the collection for checkout, but most become candidates for the Friends of the Library Book Sales, which are held regularly throughout the year.

To receive a letter confirming donations for tax purposes, please pick up a form at the Information Desk. All donations become the property of the Friends of the Library.

While the library would like to accept everything, there are limitations due to age and condition. See the guidelines below.

Materials we accept: 

  • Books for all ages, DVDs, Books on CD, Music CDs, Video Games
  • Reader's Digest Condensed Books
  • Club Romance Paperbacks (less than five-years-old only)
  • Puzzles

Materials we don't accept:

  • Materials that are moldy, musty or have water damage
  • VHS/cassette tapes
  • Textbooks
  • Computer books/manuals
  • Encyclopedias
  • Magazines
  • Tools
  • Materials that are missing covers or have markings on the pages