The mission of the Butte County Library is to serve the Learning, Cultural, and Community needs of the diverse populations of our County.
Donation Policy

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
  • Cookbooks
  • Childrens Books
  • Audio Books
  • Commercial DVDs and CDs in original packaging.

*Friends do not accept any books or other items which have been kept in garages, sheds, storage units and the like.  This is due to mold, must, animal droppings and insects.

If you have any donation over three file boxes in size, please contact the  branch to make arrangements.


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
  • ARC
  • Salvation Army


Who can I contact for more information?

Friends organizations

Chico Friends of Library
Durham Friends of Library
Gridley Friends of Library
Oroville Friends of Library
Paradise Friends of Library

Library Branches

Biggs            530.868.5724
Chico            530.891.2726
Durham        530.879.3835
Gridley          530.846.3323
Oroville         530.538.7641
Paradise        530.872.6320

Other options for your donation

Salvation Army Family Store

700 Broadway St (on W 7th St. Between Salem and Broadway St)
Chico, CA 95928

The ARC of Butte County

2020 Park Ave
Chico, CA 95928

AS Recycling, Associated Students, CSU, Chico
412 Cherry St
Chico, California 95928


Recology Waste Management
Curbside recycling bins

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