Do you accept donations of books?
We are pleased to accept donations, and thank you for supporting the San Antonio Public Library! You may donate materials in good condition to any of our SAPL locations. Donations are used in Friends' Book Sales at the branches, and the proceeds go to benefit the Friends of the Library at that branch. Contact your local branch to make sure they are currently accepting donations. Check our website for locations, and click on your branch for hours and contact information.
You may also donate to the Central Library at any time. The Central Library hosts the Book Cellar in the basement, which is operated by the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library. Any proceeds the Book Cellar earns from the sale of donated materials is funneled back into the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library.
We also regularly accept books for donation into the collection, and these are reviewed for addition on a case-by-case basis in accordance with our Collection Development policy. If you'd like your donation to be considered for our collection, tell us about it at ask.mysapl.org.
Lastly, donations of books to the library are tax-deductible. Ask for a receipt for your donation inside the library.