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Book and DVD Donations
What We Can Accept
We greatly appreciate the donation of most books, DVDs and audio discs that are in good condition. Regretfully, we are unable to accept the following items:
Discarded materials from other libraries
Encyclopedias 2 years or older
Heavily marked or highlighted items
Magazines and LP records
Materials containing mold, mildew or strong odors
Readers Digest Abridged Titles
Textbooks 2 years or older
How to Donate
Donations of 1 box or less are accepted at the circulation desk whenever the library is open. Larger quantities may be delivered to the back door (on the south side of the building), preferably Monday through Friday between 9 am and 5 pm.
Uses for Donated Items
Every effort is made to find the best possible use for all donated materials. Some are added to the collection. Some are sold in the library's ongoing book sale. Some are donated to other charitable institutions. And some are ultimately recycled.
For more information, please contact Steve Ingeman at 703-248-5222 or by email.
Monetary and Memorial Donations
Interested in supporting the library in its efforts to bring outstanding content, programming, and services? Donate to the MRSPL Foundation!
The Mary Riley Styles Public Library Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization supporting the collection, programs, and services at the Mary Riley Styles Public Library.