Thank you for considering the Marion County Public Library (MCPL) for donations. Monetary donations may be made to either Marion County Public Library or Marion County Public Library – Friends of the Library. The Friends’ help the library by raising funds throughout the year and providing items not in the library’s regular budget. Please consider including either organization when preparing your will.

Materials Donations Policy 

Donated materials must be in very good to excellent condition and must meet specific criteria to be accepted by the library. MCPL reserves the right to check all donations prior to acceptance.

Please note: acceptance by MCPL does not constitute the item(s) inclusion in the collection. Donated items may be catalogued and added to the shelves, placed in the Friends of the Library Book Sale, used as prizes during programs, or offered as free books to other institutions.

Acceptable donations:
• Popular fiction
• Local history and genealogy information (including both bound and loose items)
• New non-fiction (published within the last 3 years)
• Award-winning books (Newbery, Caldecott, etc.)
• Children’s books
• DVDs

Items unacceptable for donation:
• Encyclopedias and textbooks
• Software
• Items in poor physical condition, for example: broken spine, moldy, water damaged, mildewed, missing or yellowed pages, etc.
•Magazine and Newspapers

Gifts are accepted subject to the following:
a) The library retains unconditional ownership of the gift.
b) The library makes the final decision on the acceptance, use, or disposition of the gift.
c) The library reserves the right to decide the condition of display, housing, and access to the material.

The appraisal of gifts to the library for tax purposes is to be the responsibility of the donor.

Other suggestions for your unwanted materials:
Donations can also be made to either Goodwill (730 West Main Street) or Hosparus Health Thrift Shoppe of Campbellsville ( 1488 Old Lebanon Rd B, Campbellsville, KY 42718). Donations can be made 24/7 at Goodwill in the outside bin. Donations can be made at Hosparus Health Thrift Shoppe of Campbellsville Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, the donation bin is located inside the door. 

Also you may consider placing your unwanted materials in the little free library located around Marion County. Please click on the link to find their locations.

Effective May 10, 2022.