Other Ways to Help

Book Donations

Thank you for your interest in donating to Tulsa City-County Library. We certainly welcome donations! Due to the high volume of donations we receive, we have had to establish some donation guidelines. When donating to Tulsa City-County Library, please keep in mind:

  • We can always use books that are in excellent condition and less than five years old.
  • We are unable to use books that have outdated information or are worn, torn, stained, yellow, dirty, moldy or dusty, or have personal information written or highlighted in them.
  • We cannot accept a large volume of books; please keep donations to 25 items or one box at any one time.
  • We do not accept VHS or cassette tapes.
  • We do not collect or attempt to sell rare books.

While we are happy to receive your book donations, we are unable to notify you of decisions we make about your donations. We also are unable to pick up your donations from your residence.

There are situations where a donated book simply cannot be added to our library collection. In those cases, we make every effort to sell the book in one of our book sales located at several libraries across Tulsa County. If we aren’t able to sell a book, it is discarded.

Our Central Library book sale closed at the end of 2012. If you would like to make a book donation, please bring your donations to one of our four regional libraries:

  • Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E. 93rd St.
  • Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Road
  • Rudisill Regional Library, 1520 N. Hartford
  • Zarrow Regional Library, 2224 W. 51st St.

Some other local organizations that accept book donations include the Goodwill and Salvation Army.

Again, thank you for your interest in donating to the library. We really appreciate customers who support the library through book donations. If you have questions about our donation policy, please contact the nearest Tulsa City-County Library branch or call the AskUs Hotline at 918-549-7323.

Books that do not sell will be discarded.  Book sales are located at the following locations:

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"The library is often the first resource parents use to find information on learning disabilities. Books on the subject are helpful to parents because they offer a starting point before seeking professional help for their child," says Linda Modenbach, Learning Disabilities Association president, pictured on the left. Her organization's community spirit allows the library to purchase additional materials that help families across Tulsa County.

From a community group's donation that helps strengthen the library's materials collection to a grant for new Internet computers, the library's benefit to the community increases with continued support from local businesses and organizations.

Visit the Tulsa Library Trust website for more information.


Sponsorship opportunities are available for programs and events throughout the year for both monetary and in-kind donations.  Opportunities include annual programs such as the Summer Reading Program; cultural programs presented by the African-American, Hispanic and American Indian resource centers; guest author programs; and the Chapters event which supports the Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service.

For information contact the Tulsa Library Trust office at 918.549.7363.