Gifts of donated material can be taken to the Defiance Public Library. Some material, such as books and audio-visual items, may be accepted into the Defiance Public Library System’s collections after review by DPLS staff according to established guidelines. The bulk of the material makes it's way to the Friends of the Library to be used in the Friends periodic sales.

The Friends & Library are most interested in receiving donations of new or gently used items in excellent condition. Groups or collections of items cannot necessarily be kept together and will be handled like all other donations.

We accept:

  • New and clean “Lightly” used books
  • Audiovisual items
    • CDs
    • DVDs
    • Videos
    • Video Games
  • Magazines that are less than two years old

We DO NOT accept:

  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • Yellowed, Torn, Mildewed or damaged books and magazines
  • Professional Society Journals
  • Sets of encyclopedias
  • Catalogs
  • Records (Vinyl)

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