Donating Items to LPL
What materials does the Lewiston Public Library accept as donations?
* Cassette Tapes
All donations should be in good condition and free of mold or pests.
Are there any materials the Library does not accept as donations?
We do not accept:
* Textbooks older than three years
* Reader’s Digest condensed books
* Broken or damaged items
* Items missing parts
* Non-book or media items (e.g., toys, calendars, cards)
* Personally recorded audio or video items
How much can be donated at one time?
Generally, because of space limitations, we do not accept more than several bags or boxes at a time. For large donations, please call 207.513.3136 to make arrangements.
What happens to materials donated to LPL?
Library staff members evaluate all materials to see if the materials can be added to the collection. Materials not added to the collection are either put in the Friends of the Library’s book sale or recycled. Proceeds from sales are used to fund library programs, special events, and purchases not covered by the annual budget.
Will I receive a receipt for my donations?
Receipts stating quantity of items donated are available upon request. We are unable to appraise donated materials.