​Welcome to The Friends of the Colleyville Public Library!

Guidelines for Donating Books at the Library - Summer 2023

We love book donations at the Colleyville Public Library.  However, the storage area is very limited, so we do not have room for many of the books you may wish to donate.  

If you are donating more than a few books (up to a grocery sack), we ask that you wait until after September 1 when we will have space and volunteers to process your donations.  If you can't wait, please visit Goodwill or Half-Price books to donate your books.  You can also contact other libraries in the area.  If you willing to wait, please contact us our email address (friendscolleyvillelibrary@gmail.com) and you will be added to the list of donors.   

Once you are contacted by the Friends, we'll set up a mutually convenient time to receive your donation at the Library.  Please do not put your donations in the book drop and do not drop them off at the drive-through.  The Library staff can give you a receipt for your donation if you need one.

Here are the best categories for donations

  • Children's Books,
  • Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction,
  • Trade Paperbacks,
  • Mass Market Paperbacks,
  • College Textbooks with a publication date of 2013-2023,

A Quick Note about the Condition of Materials

Books should be free of mildew, mold and dirt.   The spine should be in good condition; the books shouldn't be missing any pages.  The books cannot have water damage.  If the donated books are not in good condition, they will be recycled. 

Limits to what we can accept or store

As we've written above, our storage space at the library is very limited. 

Please don't bring the following items to the library.  Instead, please recycle or donate these items to another group in the area: 

  • DVDs, Blu-Ray discs, CDs, Video games, 
  • Reader's Digest Condensed books,
  • Time-Life Books, Literary Guild or Book of the Month editions,
  • Yearbooks,
  • Magazines and newspapers,
  • reference materials published before 2020,
  • textbooks published before 2013,
  • audio casettes, VHS tapes, computer software,
  • encyclopedia sets 
  • any material that is in poor or damaged condition.

Thanks for your understanding and support!