Can I make a donation to the Library?

Sure! Here's what we take.

Books

We'll take your donated books, but may not add them to our collection. Anything we can't add will go to the Friends of the Pima County Public Library for their book sales. These sales help support library programs throughout the year, so your donation is never wasted.

Some libraries have limited space and can't take large donations. If you'd like, you can take your books directly to the Friends Book Barn at 2230 N. Country Club (at Grant). They're open Monday-Saturday, 9am-noon. You can make an appointment with the Friends by calling 795-3763.

The Friends don't take magazines, Reader's Digest Condensed Books, or old encyclopedias. Also, make sure your books are in good condition. Please do not donate moldy or insect-infested books.

Money

You can donate money to the Library online using our SmartPay system. You can also bring money or checks into our libraries. Checks should be made payable to "PCPL."

The Friends of the Pima County Public Library and our Library Foundation also welcome donations.

Memorial Gifts

If you'd like to donate in memory of a loved one, we will put bookplates in the items we buy with the money you donate. If you want your donation to go to a specific branch of our library system, put that branch's name in the note line on your check. Please include a donation form with your memorial gift.

Items we do not accept

  • Equipment, including computers, printers, and software
  • eBooks of any type, since eBook leasing is based on contracts and licensing which cannot be transferred