The Butte County Library welcomes donations of books and other materials that expand and enhance our collection or are suitable for resale.
All donations become the sole property of the Library. Books not added to the Library's collection may be sold by our Friends of the Library or distributed to charities. The Library can provide (on request) a blank receipt to the donor for the gift, but cannot appraise items for tax purposes.
What items can I donate?
All branches are always glad to receive in good condition:
- Fiction and Nonfiction
- Hardcover and Paperback
- Childrens Books
- Audio Books
- Commercial DVDs and CDs in original packaging.
*Please check with local branch to see if they accept recent magazine issues.
When can I bring in my donations?
Donations are accepted at any of our libraries. Please bring donations during
library open hours in small boxes or bags that can easily be carried.
Where do my donated books go?
Your donation benefits the library and is greatly appreciated. Donations may be added to the collection. Any item not added to the library collection will be given to the Friends of Library for sale or distribution to a charitable organization. Books are sometimes distributed to:
- Juvenile Hall
- Butte County Jail
- Books for Troops
- Other North State Libraries
- Salvation Army
Who can I contact for more information?
Chico Friends of Library
Durham Friends of Library
Gridley Friends of Library
Oroville Friends of Library
Paradise Friends of Library
Other options for your donation
Gridley Salvation Army
1562 Hwy 99
Chico Salvation Army
7th St. Between Salem and Broadway
The Arc of Butte County
2020 Park Ave.
Associated Students, CSU, Chico
417 Cherry St.
Recology Waste Management
Curbside recycling bins