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Donate Materials

What to Give:

Our booksales thrive on your donations! We accept the following materials in good condition:

  • Books
  • e-Readers
  • Magazines
  • Cassette Tapes
  • Gaming Systems and games
  • VHS Tapes
  • DVDs
  • Music and Audio CDs
  • Vinyl Records

Good condition means that the materials have covers (books) or cases (audio) and are in usable condition free from mildew, insects, strong odors and other damage. We do not accept used computers or computer software.


How to Give:

Small quantities of no more than three sturdy boxes can be taken to your local Metropolitan Library location.

Large quantities, such as more than 3 boxes or a car/truck load, can be taken to our used books Sort Site at 300 NE 50th Street, Oklahoma City from 9am to Noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. We do not pick up or collect donations of materials. To speak with a volunteer about a donation for booksale purposes, please call (405) 236-4734 during the above hours.


How to Report:

When you donate, you will receive information on how to claim your gift in kind donation for tax purposes. Per IRS regulations, you are responsible for reporting the value of your donation, therefore, your receipt will not detail the quantity or value of your items. Please complete our Gift In Kind Donation Form (which shows a default gift value of $.01) to receive your receipt. When you complete your tax information for the IRS, you will need to self-estimate the value of your donation. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

YOU are what makes our booksale one of the largest in the nation. Thank you for recycling your materials back into our community and helping our libraries grow!


The Metropolitan Library System does not accept donations of materials to be added to library shelves or to be displayed in libraries without approval of the Metropolitan Library Commission. To speak with a member of library staff about a donation you have made or would like to make, please call (405) 606-3760.


Friends of the Metropolitan Library System

Office: 300 Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Sort Site: 300 NE 50th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: 405-606-3763
Fax: 405-606-3735


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