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The Library will open at 12:00 PM on Saturday, September 30 due to the Homecoming Parade. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Today's Hours: 9 AM – 9 PM

Book Donations

Book DonationsThe Library is happy to accept book donations for fiction and non-fiction books, music (CDs) and movies (Blu-Rays and DVDs).  Please contact the Adult Services desk at 815.327.2515 or by email at to see if we can accept your donations at that time.

The Library is unable to accept magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias, newspapers, VHS, computer software, electronics or office supplies.

Donations must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Due to space and storage constraints, the Library is able to accept only two bags or boxes per donation.
  • All materials donated become the property of the Plainfield Public Library District and not all items donated will be added to the collection. The majority will become part of the ongoing book sale, which generates revenue used to purchase new materials.
  • Please donate only recent materials (within the last five years).
  • Please be sure donated items are in good condition. Ripped covers, musty books, broken spines and books that have been written in are not accepted.
  • The Library cannot place a monetary value on books donated but will issue you a receipt indicating the total number of books donated.
  • The Library does not have help on-site to unload your donations; you must be able to bring these in yourself to the Adult Services desk on the upper level.  Do not leave materials in the book drop or on the sidewalk. 
  • Materials that are donated to the Library must be in containers that do not have to be returned.

Special Instructions for Large Donations

Because of space constraints, we cannot accept large donations of books and other items. The Goodwill Store & Donation Center of Plainfield generally accepts book donations.  Please contact them directly for information on donation procedures.

Commemorative Gifts and Memorials

Commemorative gifts are a wonderful way to honor loved ones, friends and neighbors.   If you are interested in a monetary donation as a commemorative gift, please contact the Library at 815.436.6639 and ask for the Business Office.  Monetary donations will be directed towards items for the community to enjoy.  See the “Donations” section of the Library’s Collection Development Policy for more information. 

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