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Auburn Public Library

749 E Thach Ave

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  2. Phone: (334) 501-3190
  3. Hours:  M-Th: 9AM-9PM F-Sa: 9AM-5PM Su: 2PM-6PM

Chris Warren

Library Director

  1. Phone: (334) 501-3190
  2. Email:

Thank you for your interest in donating to The Auburn Public Library. We greatly appreciate your support.

Non-Monetary Gifts

We accept the following items for donation:

New or gently used hardcover and paperback books (including textbooks that are less than 10 years old).
Audiovisual materials (DVDs, CDs, or Audiobooks on CD) in good condition.

We DO NOT accept the following items:

VHS Tapes
Cassette Tapes
Magazines & Newspapers
Textbooks, Financial, Medical, or Legal Books older than 10 years

Note: The library DOES NOT assign a value to any donated items for tax purposes.

What will happen with my donation?


Depending on the item and it's condition, your donation may be added to the library collection, used in the Friends' Book Sale, donated to Better World Books, or recycled.

The library reserves the right to accept, dispense, or discard, at its discretion, any donated items.

When & where do I bring my donation?

If possible, please bring any non monetary donations between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.


The easiest place to drop off your donation is the loading dock on the McKinley Avenue side of the library. Please ring the doorbell to the right of the glass double doors.

Please bring your donation in small to medium sized boxes.

Monetary Gifts

Memorial & Honorary Donations

APL will accept monetary donations to purchase materials in memory or in honor of a particular individual.

The selection of materials purchased with these donations will be coordinated with the donor and/or the individual in whose honor the donation is given and/or the family of the individual in whose memory the donation is given, but must be in accordance with the library's Collection Management Plan.


All items purchased with your donation will receive a dedication bookplate inside the front cover.

Other Monetary Gifts

All other monetary gifts are accepted through the Friends of the Auburn Public Library. The Library Board, in consultation with the Library Director, reserves the right to accept or deny any gift of donation.