Does the BPL take book donations?

Donations may be dropped off at the Central Branch of the Boston Public Library (Copley Square) at any time during normal hours of operation.  A box and/or bag may be left at the Borrower Services Desk (at the Boylston Street entrance) clearly marked Donation

Branch libraries also accept donations on behalf of their branch Friends group. Please contact your neighborhood branch to donate books within your neighborhood.

If you wish to make a more substantial donation, please contact the Collection Development Department at or 617-536-5400 x4514 to discuss your donation. We are unable to pick up any donations.