Donation of Materials

We welcome your donations of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks for our Friends of the Library booksale, or for our collection. Except by special arrangement, all donations become property of the library for use in whichever way will most benefit the Library.

Please limit your donations to items that fall into all of these categories:

  • Items in very good condition
  • Items five years old or newer, or recognized classics
  • Items of high interest as determined by staff

The library cannot accept:

  • magazines
  • textbooks
  • Reader’s Digest condensed books
  • encyclopedia sets
  • items in poor physical condition

Thanks for your help!

Another option for book donations:

Books Everywhere – a project of Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, contact: Melodie Rae Storey: (250) 505-5683

  • Find boxes around Nelson where you can borrow a book from one of their boxes, and return it to any one of their boxes.
  • Donate books to the boxes.
  • Volunteer for Books Everywhere.

Boxes at these locations:

Oso Negro, Kootenay Bakery, Cowans, Family Place, Kootenay Coop Radio, Community Complex, Learning Place, Nelson Community Services, Nelson Family Eyecare, Nelson Family Practice Center, Plaza Laundromat, Touchstone Museum, Alpine Lake Suites, Child Care Resource & Referral (CCRR), and Railtown Coffee House.