donations to the library


The Library accepts donations for the collection when they assist the Library in accomplishing its goals and objectives and also meet physical and content standards required of similar items in the collection.  We accept gently-used books, magazines, videos/DVDs or sound recordings.  The Library reserves the right to place or use the materials in accordance with Library's Materials Selection Policy.  If not used for our collection, your gifts will be added to the Friends of the Library book sale.  Proceeds from the sale are used to buy materials and equipment for the Library.

You can also make a monetary contribution to the Library.  This is a thoughtful way to remember or honor a special person or occasion, or to help build and expand the Library's collection for the public.  We appreciate your generosity.  You name or organization will be added to an annual donor list, which is available each year.  A note acknowledging the gift will also be sent to the honoree or the family for which a memorial is made.  You can specify area (children's, adult fiction, business, history, etc.) or if it is to be used at the Library's discretion.  Donations can also be made the Library Endowment Fund, which is a project of the Library.  This is a non-expendable trust fund and only the revenue or earnings from the principle will be used for improving facilities, services and equipment in the Library.


You may mail your check (made payable to the City of Oak Ridge) to the Library at P.O. Box 1, Oak Ridge, TN  37831-0001. You can also bring your donation to the Library.  Please provide the pertinent information for your gift to be processed.