Donate Books and Other Materials

PHPL accepts donations of materials for use in the Library’s collection or for the Friends of the Library book sale. All proceeds of the book sale go to the Library.

stack of booksWe are happy to accept: Books, DVDs, music CDs, vinyl records, and audiobooks. Puzzles with ALL pieces. Items must be clean and in good condition (no markings, torn pages). Items must be completely intact without missing pages or parts.

We do NOT accept: Items with mold or odor. Cassette tapes, VHS, CD-ROMS, floppy discs, magazines, textbooks, yearbooks, crossword or other puzzle books. Items discarded from another library. Condensed book compilations (ie. Reader’s Digest). Computer or medical books older than 3 years. Travel books or maps older than 3 years. Encyclopedia sets older than 5 years (or incomplete sets). Materials made in violation of copyright laws.

Lots to donate?: If you have more than 1 box or bag of items to donate, please call ahead to make arrangements: 262-246-5181.

Donate during library hours: Please do not leave donated materials outside library doors after hours or put them in the book drop.

Materials donated to the library cannot be accepted on a conditional basis. Items not added to the collection cannot be returned to the donor. All containers become the property of the library.

Donation receipts are available at the Check Out Desk upon request.

Donate to the Library

The Gifts Program is a unique and memorable way to honor a person, group, occasion or milestone through a donation for the purchase of library materials. Please contact 262-246-5180 or send an email to info@phpl.lib.wi.us for more information about the Gifts Program.

All donations to the library are tax deductible.

Contribute to the Library Foundation

The Pauline Haass Public Library Foundation is a citizen advocacy organization that exists to provide supplemental funding for projects, equipment, or startup services that are beyond the scope of the municipality-financed PHPL budget. Learn more here.