Book and Media Donation Guidelines

Guidelines for materials accepted as donations to the library for use in used book sales and the collection.  Donations are accepted at both library locations.

We Accept New or Gently Used:

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

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

Additional Guidelines:

  • Donations accepted anytime library is open.
  • 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, please call our book sale coordinator at EXT. 116 if you have a large quantity to donate.

Other Options for Large Donations

Housewares, Clothes and Other Donation Guidelines

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

Second Edition relies on volunteers to accept, process and sell donations. If possible, please bring donations on weekdays. Donation receipts are available.

Clean, new or gently used current styles of

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

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 equipment
  • Building materials, door knobs, light fixtures
  • Automotive parts, including tires, hubcaps
  • Mattresses, box springs, futons, used bed pillows
  • Window coverings, blinds, shades, drapes/rods
  • Large appliances-refrigerators, washer, dryers
  • Car seats, infant swings, cribs, high chairs, port-a-cribs, bouncy seats, strollers
  • Hazardous chemicals and flammable products such as fertilizer, cleaning solutions, paint
  • Analog or floor model TVs, desk top computers, monitors, printers, fax machines
  • VHS Tapes (Adults & Children)
  • Hangers of any type

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