Donating Books & Media

Book and media donations are accepted during library open hours at the Circulation Desk inside the library.

We Accept New or Gently Used:

  • Books – fiction & nonfiction
  • Audio Books
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Video Games
  • Board Games with all pieces

Additional Guidelines:

  • Donation receipts available for tax purposes.
  • Donations subject to approval.
  • Book sale coordinator will determine the best use of items. Donated materials may be placed in circulation or sold to raise money for library operations.
  • Due to space limitations, if you have a large quantity to donate please call our book sale coordinator at EXT. 116.

We Cannot Accept:

  • Damaged, torn, soiled or mildewed items
  • Books with writing, highlighting or underlining
  • Travel guides older than two (2) years
  • Textbooks older than five (5) years
  • Encyclopedias or yearbooks
  • Computer and programming manuals
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • Cassette & VHS video tapes
  • Software
  • CD & DVD empty cases
Other Options for Large Donations

Housewares, Clothes and Other Donation Guidelines

Second Edition Resale Shop logo 2015Second Edition Resale Shop is a fundraiser for the Cedar Mill Community Libraries Association, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt corporation dedicated to providing public library services. Tax ID #23-7438072.

Second Edition Resale accepts donations during regular business hours. Donation receipts are available.

Clean, new or gently used current styles of

  • Clothing, shoes, accessories
  • Household items
  • Furniture, antiques
  • Quality toys and games (complete)
  • Jewelry

For books, DVDs, music CDs, audio books on CD donations, see our Book & Media Donations.
Please take these donations to the Library’s check-out desk.


  • Torn, stained, wet, soiled or items with pet hair.
  • Large exercise or sports equipment such as skis, boots, treadmills, stationary bikes
  • Building materials such as doors, windows, door knobs, light fixtures, carpet, etc.
  • Automotive supplies, including parts, tires, and chains
  • Mattresses and box springs, hide-a-beds, hollywood bed frames, used bed pillows
  • Window coverings, blinds, curtains and curtain rods
  • Large appliances including window air conditioners and air filters
  • Car seats, infant swings, cribs, high chairs, port-a-cribs, bouncy seats
  • Hazardous chemicals and flammable products such as fertilizer, cleaning solutions, and paint
  • Canning jars
  • Televisions more than 5 years old
  • Electronics such as computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, VHS tapes
  • VHS Tapes (Adults & Children)

For additional information, please contact shop manager during store hours at: (503) 644-6395

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