Donating Books & Media

 Book Donations accepted by appointment only.
As of August 31, 2020

We Accept New or Gently Used:

  • Books
  • Audio Books on CD
  • DVDs
  • Music CDs
  • Video Games
  • Board Games with all pieces

How to Donate:

Contact our Book Sale Coordinator to make an appointment to drop off gently used books and media.
Call (503) 644-0043 ext 116 or email

Items may be placed in circulation or sold in the libraries’ Used Book Sale. All proceeds benefit library operations. Donation receipts available.

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 older than five (5) years
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • Cassette & VHS video tapes
  • Software
  • CD & DVD empty cases

Housewares, Clothes and Other Donation Guidelines

Donations accepted on Wednesdays only, from 10 am to 1 pm, weather permitting and until bins are at capacity. Thank you for your support!
Updated September 9, 2020

Second 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. Your donations support every aspect of the library’s operations and programs. Tax ID #23-7438072.

Items We Accept:

  • Clothing: Women’s, men’s, children’s, baby.
  • Shoes and bags: Women’s, men’s, children’s.
  • Jewelry: Fine and costume.
  • Housewares: Utilitarian and decorative.
  • Small furniture pieces, antiques and vintage items in good condition.
  • Toys and games in good condition; must have all parts.
  • Linens, decorative pillows, sheet sets.

For books, DVDs, music CDs, audio books on CD donations, and games see our Book & Media Donations.

Items We Cannot Accept:

  • Soiled, torn, ripped, stained, moth- or rodent-eaten, or pet hair-covered clothing.
  • Wedding and prom dresses; men’s suits.
  • Chipped or cracked (glassware and china), broken or stained household items
  • Furniture, new, vintage or antique which needs repair.
  • Toy or game sets which are missing parts or pieces.
  • Large exercise equipment.
  • Building materials, door knobs, light fixtures, etc.
  • Automotive parts including tires and hub caps.
  • Mattresses, box springs, futons, bed frames, used bed pillows and mattress pads.
  • Window coverings, blinds, shades, drapes and rods.
  • Large appliances, including refrigerators, stoves, dryers, washers, freezers, etc.
  • Baby equipment including but not limited to: car seats, swings, cribs, high chairs, port-a-cribs, walkers, bouncy seats, strollers/perambulators, jumpers, play pens, backpacks.
  • Helmets of any kind: bike, lacrosse, football, skating, rock climbing, motorcycle, etc.
  • Cleated sports shoes: baseball, football, soccer, etc.
  • Hazardous chemicals/flammable chemicals/paint.
  • Older technology: analog TVs, desktop computers, monitors, printers, fax, VHS tapes, cassettes.