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Gifts and Donations

The Cerritos Library is pleased to receive your donations of gently used books and other materials. Donated items may be added to our collection or may be directed to the Friends of the Library to sell in the Friends Bookstore at a Friends’ Book Sale.

Small donations can be dropped off at the Circulation Desk. Larger volumes of materials can be taken to the Library receiving door. For tax purposes, the donor may complete a form titled “Donation of Library Materials Received.” A staff member will fill out a receipt, giving a rough estimate of the number of books.

The following items can be donated to the Cerritos Library:     

  • Gently used, recently published books
  • Adult, young adult, and children’s books
  • Paperbacks and hardcovers
  • Regular print and large print
  • Bestsellers and recently published fiction & nonfiction
  • Classics (in excellent condition please)
  • Non-English language materials
  • Newer popular magazines
  • Recent National Geographic magazines
  • CDs, (please: no scratches)
  • DVDs (no home recorded videos)

We are unable to accept the following items as donations:

  • Books with broken bindings or missing pages
  • Moldy, damp books
  • Books marked with highlighter or pen
  • Paperbacks with yellowed or brittle pages
  • Books with outdated information
  • Encyclopedia sets or textbooks more than 5 years old
  • Vinyl records
  • Reader’s Digest condensed books
  • News magazines more than two years old
  • Any material copied from originals
  • Computer software

We are happy to advise you! For more information, please call (562) 916-1340.

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Cerritos Library
18025 Bloomfield Avenue
Cerritos, CA 90703, United States
(562) 916-1350
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