Donation Policy

Donation Policy

All donations are greatly appreciated.  The library reviews donated items, then decides if and how they can be best used according to the library’s needs at the time of the donation.

Book Donations

  • Donations will be subject to the library’s collection policy.  An item that is not added may be donated to another institution, or it may be sold to generate funds for Fort Walton Beach Public Library services and programs.
  • Donations accepted:
    • Books in good condition
    • Media materials (DVD, CD, audiocassettes, books on tape) in good condition
  • The library cannot use the following materials:  textbooks, magazines, encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books, vinyl records, VHS tapes, damaged or moldy materials, and materials with highlighting or handwriting (except author-signed books).
  • Many library users wish to make donations in the form of memorial books, and these donations are subject to the Collections Policy.
  • Patrons wishing to donate items should contact the library before dropping them off to make sure the library currently has space to store the donation.  The library asks that the donated items be delivered in small boxes or bags that can be easily lifted and carried.  Please do not place donated materials in the book returns box.

Other Donations

Other kinds of donations are also appreciated.  Potential donors should call the Library Director to find out if the donation would be acceptable.