​Welcome to The Friends of the Colleyville Public Library!

Book Donations are temporarily suspended

at the Colleyville Public Library

until Covid-19 protocols and guidelines

permit the staff and volunteers

to safely handle these materials.

Guidelines for Donating Books at the Library

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.  

Please follow these simple guidelines.  First, bring all donations inside the Library.  You can borrow a cart to bring in your donation.  Please do not put your donations in the book drop and do not drop them off at the drive-through.  If you need a receipt, just ask the Library staff at the help desk.

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 2010 - 2019,
  • CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs,
  • Books on CD and
  • Videogames.

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: 

  • Reader's Digest Condensed books,
  • Time-Life Books, Literary Guild or Book of the Month editions,
  • yearbooks,
  • magazines,
  • reference materials published before 2015,
  • textbooks published before 2010,
  • audio casettes, VHS tapes, computer software,
  • encyclopedia sets 
  • any material that is in poor or damaged condition.

Thanks for your understanding and support!