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Material Donations

Due to the high cost of handling donated items, the Library does not accept donated materials.

Donate: Drop-off centers

Donate: Military

Sell Your Books

Determine Your Book’s Value

  • Alibris
  • Phone Book: under “Book Dealers – Used & Rare” for places to buy or trade used books.


In Elmhurst, paperback books can be recycled at the curb. Hardbacks can be recycled if covers are removed. Books, magazines, and newspapers should be placed in a paper bag or cardboard box on top or next to recycling bin—not co-mingled.


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