Donating Materials

Donating Materials at WPL 

All donated materials may be added to the library's collection if it fits within WPL’s Library Collection Policy.  Those materials not added to the collection are placed in our book sale, donated to the Friends of the Williamsburg Public Library, or recycled. To allow library staff to thoroughly review items, please limit donations to two bags or boxes per visit. Please bring donations to the library’s circulation. donations 

 We will accept donations of, 

  • New or slightly used books 

  • DVDs 

  • Magazines, no more than one (1) year old 


The library WILL NOT accept, 

  • Cassette tapes/VHS Tapes 

  • Dictionaries/Encyclopedias  

  • Medical, financial, travel, computer, or test preparation books more than five (5) years old 

  • Pamphlets or spiral-bound books 

  • Reader’s Digest or Time-Life condensed books 

  • Tech manuals 

  • Textbooks  

  • Art Prints 

  • Equipment  


We also do not accept items that are not in good condition such as, 

  • Dirty Books with yellowed, musty, water-damaged, moldy, or mildewed pages 

  • Books that are out of date  

  • Materials in generally in poor condition