Donate Books/AV

a Friend of the Library maintains the book sale. © steven e gross 17919 Waukegan Public LibraryThe Friends of the Waukegan Public Library are currently accepting donations of books, audiobooks, and DVDs. Your donations of good quality items will help make the next sale a success and allow the Friends to continue supporting the Library’s work throughout the year.

Donated items are sold by the Friends in sales and on The money earned through these sales is used to fund various library programming and events such as the concert series.  Inquire at the front desk on the main floor about making a donation to the Friends of the Waukegan Public Library.


We are glad to accept donations of the following, for children and adults:

  •  Books in good condition, free of damage, dirt, odor, mold and markings
  •  DVDs, and Blu-Rays in good condition, free of scratches and with the original artwork.

We do not accept:

  • Books with water damage, odor, wear or dirt, or mold
  • Books with broken spines, loose pages, or torn covers
  • Encyclopedias
  • Magazines
  • Audio or VHS cassettes
  • Music CDs

Please take your donations to the Customer Services Desk during open hours.  If you have any questions, please contact the Friends at We welcome large donations from estate sales, downsizing, moving, etc.

Your donations help support the Waukegan Public Library programming like the library concert series and other events.