Donate Materials

All branches of ARLS accept donations of new or gently used items during the first week of the month. The library has limited storage space for donations and asks that patrons please be considerate in the amount donated.

The library does NOT accept the following:

  • Magazines
  • Audio cassettes, video cassettes, record albums
  • Reader’s Digest Editions
  • Encyclopedias
  • Software
  • Textbooks
  • Non-Fiction items older than 5 years
  • Items which are moldy, torn, bug-infested, discolored, stained, smelly or missing pages or a cover.

Donations are evaluated according to the library’s collection development policy. Items that cannot be added to the collection are handled by the Friends of the Library for their bookstore or recycled by volunteers. All proceeds from the sale of donated materials are used by the Friends to support the library and its resources and programs.

The Hopewell/Prince George Friends of the Library have a bookstore at the Hopewell Library which operates Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Branches in Dinwiddie have ongoing book sales which are available during the hours the libraries are open.

We understand that many people have collections which they are proud of or attached to, but the library is limited in space and time when processing donations, please be considerate and do not bring in old or damaged items. Books which are unsuitable for donation can often be recycled locally! Check with your local recycling provider and see.

For more information on the resources and programs at the Appomattox Regional Library System, please visit the website www.arls.org or call for information at 804-458-6320 extension 1005.