Books for donation

Inquiring minds


Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.


Q. What kind of books do you accept for donation? I have a number of hard-bound books that are business related, focusing on organization and management methods. Can you use them?


A. As a suburban library system, the Ramsey County Library generally maintains collections that are of use to the general public. Larger public libraries, like Hennepin County Library’s Minneapolis Central Library, or the St. Paul Public Library’s George Latimer Central Library, or academic libraries may be interested in donations of more specialized materials.

Depending upon the focus of your books, we might be able to add items that could be used by the general public, especially newer items that were published not more than five years ago. However, not at all items donated to the Library end up in our collections.

Our acceptance policy for gift items makes that clear: “The Library will accept donated materials only with the understanding that they may be added to the Library’s collection, discarded, donated to other charitable organizations or sold at the Library’s discretion. Donated items, including review copies, become the property of the Library and will not be returned to the donor.”

We thank you for your interest in donating materials.  

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Do you have a question for the staff at the Roseville Library? You can call them at 651-724-6001 or ask your question in person at the Information Desk, Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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