Donating Items to the Library

The Smithtown Library accepts donations on a rolling basis at all four buildings. All donations accepted by The Smithtown Library become the property of the Library and will be utilized in the manner deemed most appropriate by the Library staff. Donated items may be added to the collection, sold at the Friends of The Smithtown Library book sales or disposed of in an appropriate manner.
 
Donated materials must be brought into the Library. Items left outside the buildings will be discarded. Receipts are available at any Reference Desk. We do not count or place a value on your donation. We suggest you speak to your tax preparer regarding charitable donations.
 
We do not accept books or other materials that are:
Brown Moldy Damp Insect damaged
Burnt Musty Smelly Water damaged
Chewed Ripped Highlighted Missing covers
Damaged Soiled Yellowed Written in
(Please note: generally books stored in an attic, garage or basement have one or more of the conditions listed above.)
 
We do not accept:
AAA Travel Guides Bootleg DVDs Case law
Cassette tapes Catalogs Cliff Notes
Computer games Computer software Condensed books
Dissertations  Encyclopedias Yearbooks 
Games  Homemade DVDs or CDs Magazines
Professional Journals Puzzles VHS Vinyl records

We do not accept certain books more than 5 years old, specifically in these areas:
Business Test Prep
Computers Textbooks
Health / Medical Travel
Investment
 
Any questions you have regarding book donations can be referred to the Reference Desk at any building at (631) 360-2480.
 
The Friends Book Sales are currently available at all four library buildings: Smithtown, Commack, Kings Park and Nesconset. All proceeds from the Friends Book Sales are used to benefit the Library.   friends logo new