Holiday Closure:

All Library locations will be closed on July 4 for Independence Day

Book donation form

St. Louis Public Library accepts donations of books provided they are in good condition and fall into one of the following three categories:

  • Books about St. Louis and the St. Louis region
  • Family histories
  • Collections that have been carefully developed according to a theme or subject

Materials donated to the St. Louis Public Library become the property of the Library.  The Library reserves the right to determine use and disposition of all donated materials.  Inquiries about donations should be directed to the Collection Development Department, Library Branch Managers or Subject Specialists at Central Library.

Other organizations that accept books donations can be found at: 

For additional information call 314-539-0330.

The Library can issue a receipt for the number of items donated, but cannot assign a monetary value.  Please complete the form below that will act as your receipt: 






Number of items donated








Mailing address




Staff member accepting donation




Library Branch or unit