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Important Announcement:

Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our community, the Friends' Office, Sort Site, and Amazon Sales Storefront will be closed effective Monday, March 16th and will stay closed through Wednesday, April 15th.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.



Donate Materials

What to Give:

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

  • Books
  • e-Readers
  • Magazines
  • DVDs
  • Gaming Systems and games
  • 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. Cassette tapes and VHS tapes are accepted for recycling purposes only. 


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 a tax receipt slip. The receipt will state you donated items on a specific date at a specific location. Per IRS regulations, it is the responsibility of the donor to document their donation and estimate its fair market value. Therefore, the receipt will not provide details on the quantity or value of the items donated. Once you have received the tax receipt slip you will want to keep it with your documentation of items donated and other documents for your taxes. The Friends of the Library will not retain a copy of this receipt.

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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