Donations Guidelines

The Cranston Public Library is continuously enriched by the generous donations of its patrons. When patrons inquire about donating materials, please use the following guidelines.

We will accept the following materials in MINT condition only: 
    • Adult hardcover and paperback books
    • Children’s hardcover and paperback books
    • Young adult hardcover and paperback books
    • Compact discs in original cases
    • DVDs in original sleeves
    • Unabridged books on CD in original packaging

We will not accept the following:
    • Any materials that have odors or stains
    • Any materials that have been stored in attics, cellars or garages
    • Textbooks
    • Encyclopedias
    • Readers Digest condensed books
    • Magazines of any kind
    • Vinyl record albums
    • Audiocassettes
    • Computer games and software
    • Computers and other electronic items
    • Puzzles, games, and toys, including stuffed animals
    • Video cassettes
    • Books on tape

Federal regulations prohibit the library from giving estimates of value for donated materials.  All donations become the property of the Cranston Public Library and are added to the collection, sold in the library book sale, or discarded.