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Richland Public Library
955 Northgate Dr.
Richland, WA 99352
Ph: (509) 942-7454
Donation Policy
In addition to our below outlined request for books we can accept cash donations through the United Way.

The Friends gratefully accept all donations of books of all subjects and for all ages, magazines, maps, computer software, and audio-visual items with the following guidelines:

  • We can accept NO encyclopedia sets.
  • Please do not bring us anything that is torn, incomplete, been water damaged or smells of mold.
  • We only accept current issues plus the immediate past two issues of publications of a timely nature—news magazines, financial magazines, popular culture, etc.
  • We will accept all issues of National Geographic, and other such magazines of universal interest that are not concerned with timely matters—such as those specializing in recipes, crafts, gardening, home remodels, etc.
  • If you have removed any part of a magazine for your own use, please do not bring it to the Book Room.
  • We accept NO medical journals.
  • We would prefer that you use a marking pen if you wish to hide your name on the address label instead of tearing or cutting the cover. Our volunteers will mark the name out if you do not have a marking pen. 
  • We reserve the right to recycle, discard or give away magazines that we deem to not be saleable.

Audio-Visual/Computer Software Items:
  • We accept only items that have a cover or case, and are in useable condition.
  • Please do not donate any item that is not complete—all tapes, CDs or DVDs that are listed on the cover or case must be present.

How and where to donate: 
  • Donations are accepted at the Book Room, located in the lobby of the library (off to the right as you enter).
  • Wagons are available to take to your car for transport of boxes.
  • If you need assistance, please make arrangements at the Book Room ahead of time. We may need to call in someone who is able to lift heavy items.
  • If the Book Room is closed, a wagon will be parked in the lobby for donations or to use as transport.

  • Donations to Friends of the Richland Library are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.
  • If you would like a receipt, please ask for one. We will only note the date and the number of items. You will have to assess any value yourself.

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