​​​Nicholas County Public Library



Nicholas County Public Library welcomes your donated books, audio books, and DVDs. Your donation will be added to the Library's collection or sold to help enhance our programs and services or used in our Outreach Services.

We WILL accept:
Hardcover and paperback books in good condition.  
Current editions of magazines

We CANNOT accept:
Boxes that have been moved directly from long term storage to the Library. 

We cannot accept boxes of books that have not been properly inspected by the donor.

Large quantities of books that are not in boxes or containers. Due to facility and logistic constraints, we cannot accept loose material.

Damaged books with broken bindings, missing pages, soiled, musty, moldy, with smoke or water damage, or with excessive writing in the text.
Clearly outdated materials 

Toys, games, puzzles, artwork, periodicals, academic journals

Condensed books (Reader’s Digest)

Professional journals


Non-commercially produced media

Workbooks or study guides that are partially or wholly filled in

Computer programs

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I go to donate my books and other items?
Please bring donations of books to Nicholas County Public Library during open hours. We may not be able to accept excessively large number of donations such as a “truck load.”  Also, once our inventory needs have been met, we may decline to accept donations.

How much can I claim as a charitable donation?
We do not determine the value of the donation. Receipts can be provided designating how many paperbacks and hardbacks were donated.

What happens to the items I donate?
Depending on the quality and condition of the donated items, they will be put into our book sale; put into the general collection of the library; or given away.