Donations

  1. CLOSING @ 5 pm on Friday, January 28

    Due to expected inclement weather, the library will close an hour early - at 5 pm - on Friday, January 28. 

    Revised Library Hours Starting Monday, January 10

    Starting Monday, January 10, the library will change its hours due to staffing issues and COVID-19 concerns. The new hours will be in place through February 2022 and then re-evaluated. Learn more...

    In-Person Programs and Conference Room Use Suspended; Group Study Rooms Restricted to 3 or Less;  Masks Required in Library

    Due to concerns about the recent increase in COVID-19 transmissions in the DC area, all in-person library programs and use of library conference rooms are suspended through January 31, 2022. Group study rooms may still be reserved, but are limited to groups of 3 or less. All visitors age 2 and over, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask in the library (and other City of Falls Church government buildings). Learn more...

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


MRSPL Foundation Logo


  • 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.