Clayton Community Library!
A Branch of the Contra Costa County Library

Donating New or Used Material to the Library

Used Books: Deliver to Check-Out Desk in a box or a sack. (Please use boxes). Please be sure the books are reasonably clean, not moldy, wet, or insect-filled. (you would not believe what is sometimes donated!) Donated books are considered for adding to the Library Collection, but are more likely to appear at the next Used Book Sale.  For more information, please see below:


  • Donate your used books!  We can use most books which are in reasonable condition.  A book might go in the collection, depending upon the librarian's needs, we might be able to sell it, or at worst we will recycle it.  Our primary purpose is NOT recycling, so please don't donate what should be recycled!

  • We DON'T ACCEPT magazines, even though it is tempting to donate those nice old National Geographics!   We DON'T ACCEPT  READER'S DIGEST CONDENSED BOOKS--they do not sell. Also, no textbooks older than 10 years! (The more current ones sell, sometimes).  The same goes for that old encyclopedia set--more current ones sometimes sell.

  • Please drop off your donations during library hours!

  • Why not purchase a few (dozen?) books at our book sales, read them, and donate them for another sale?  That re-cycling will work until it is time to truly recycle them!

Other Materials:  We accept DVDs and CDs.  We no longer accept VHS tapes.

The Clayton Community Library Foundation holds book sales in the Spring and Fall.



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