Friends of Washoe County Library

Strengthening Libraries and the Community

The Friends depend on donations of gently used books, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, and vinyl records to stock our book sales.  Please read the donation guidelines below.  The Friends expend substantial time and energy recycling damaged, outdated, and unsaleable material, so please donate accordingly.

What we ACCEPT:

  • Gently used hardback and paperback books, fiction and non-fiction, for children, young adults and adults
  • Antique and collectible books
  • Commercially recorded CDs (music and audio books), DVDs,VHS, and vinyl records


  • Damaged books (broken spines, missing covers, stained, mildewed, underlined)
  • Incomplete Encyclopedia Sets
  • Law Codes or Statutes
  • Surplus material from other institutions
  • National Geographic magazines older than two years

Where and When to Donate

  • Donations are accepted between 10 am and Noon on Tuesday-Saturday at the double RED doors behind the Burlington store at the Reno Town Mall.  Please ring the bell for service. 

Value of your Donation

Your donation is tax deductible. Although we are unable to assign a dollar value to your donation, we are happy to give you a receipt at the time of drop-off.

Questions? Call (775) 324-5522

More Ways to Help the Friends in Support of the Library

Membership and Donations

Your membership in the Friends of Washoe County Library helps fund programs, equipment, technology, and materials for the library.