Donating Books & Media

As of July 1, 2021 we no longer accept donations of DVDs, Blu-rays, music CDs, sheet music/music scores, or vinyl LPs. We are still accepting audio books on CD.

Have a large donation (more than one bag)? Please contact our Book Sales Coordinator to make an appointment at the Cedar Mill Library.

We Accept New or Gently Used:

  • Books
  • Audio Books on CD
  • 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 at the Cedar Mill Library.
Email or call (503) 644-0043 ext 116.

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
  • Music CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, or their empty cases
  • Vinyl LPs, Cassettes, or VHS video tapes
  • Software

We are no longer able to take donations of magazines. Please consider sharing your gently used magazines with students and others in your community, and thank you for your support.

updated July 1, 2021

Housewares, Clothes and Other Donation Guidelines

Donations accepted during store hours Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 am – 4 pm. Thank you for your support!

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, 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.