Love Your Library: Donate Books!

Love Your Library with book donations!  We’ve made Amazon wish lists for special items we’d love to share with the Arlington community. If you’d like to enhance the collection at the new Downtown Library, click here to see and shop our lists.

Steps to Donate Books

  1. Visit our Amazon Wish List.
  2. Choose books to Add to Cart
  3. Click on the shopping cart to proceed to checkout
  4. Choose to ship directly to the Arlington Public Library
  5. Check the “Contains Gift Items” box. In the area for a “Free Gift Note,” please provide your name, telephone number or e-mail address, and what you would like it to say on a bookplate inside your donated book.

How are gifts recognized?

Donated books will receive a special bookplate inside the front cover when we receive them. If you’d like to be recognized with a bookplate, make sure to check the “Contains Gift Items” box during checkout! In the area for a “Free Gift Note,” please provide your name, telephone number or e-mail address, and what you would like it to say on your bookplate.

Unfortunately, we can’t connect books to their donors without this information in the “Free Gift Note” field, so make sure to fill it out unless you want to remain anonymous.

Keep an eye on our social media accounts, because we’ll be sharing pictures of these books as they arrive!

Are these the only books going to the new Downtown Library?

No: these wishlists are a way to enhance the new Downtown Library by making sure we have lots of copies of favorite items, but they’re not the only books moving into the building. Our team of librarians has spent the past few years carefully developing a collection for the new library. These books will be available once the Downtown Library opens. The books in storage at our warehouse will also move back to the Downtown Library.

How else can I support the Library?

Show your library love year-round! Join us as a volunteer, donate used books, give monetarily, or explore other options. Or just stop by any of our branches, we’re always happy to see you!