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:

  • Donations are accepted at the discretion of the local library manager.
  • We can 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  • We are unable to use books that have outdated information or are worn, torn, stained, yellow, dirty, moldy or dusty, or have personal information written or highlighted in them.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.

Books donated may or may not be added to the Library collection, depending on demand for the format or item. If we do not add the donated books, we may 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 donated to Better World Books, which resells or recycles all donations and a portion of the funds go to support our Literacy program.  Better World Books is a triple bottom line organization that supports literacy programs around the world and keeps used books out of landfills.

Central Library does not take donations of books, please see one of our Regional Libraries or other locations for donations.

  • 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 appreciate customers who support the library. 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.

Give Money

"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.

Sponsorships

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.