DSCL is taking book donations, and we ask that you limit them to two medium boxes.  With few exceptions, most donated books are placed into our ongoing book sale, which benefits DSCL.

All donated items become the property of the Dripping Springs Community Library and are added, sold, or otherwise discarded at the library’s discretion. Receipts will be provided at the patron’s request. A monetary value for the donated material will not be provided.

Please provide your name and contact information (address, telephone number etc.) with your donation and do bring the donation during our business hours unless otherwise coordinated with the Director of the Library.

Do read our Donation Guidelines and Our Gifts and Donations Policy below.  For any questions, contact the Library Director Marcia Atilano at [email protected] or 512.858.7825.

As always, we continue work with our Friends of DSCL group, who are also collecting book donations. They have a new donation drop bin located at the Sententia Vera Cultural Hub at 4002 E. Hwy 290 at Sunset Canyon Drive.  Check the Friends website www.fodscl.org for information on future books sales. 

We hope you join and support the Friends of DSCL as they fundraise to support the Library.

DSCL Donation Guidelines

Please note that we can only take two bags of Donations at a time.

Items We Will Accept
Items from non– smoking environment only… NO EXCEPTIONS
Hardcover or paperback books in good condition
DVD’s, Audiobooks, and CD’s
Current issues of magazine
Current Nonfiction Titles (less than 5yrs)

DSCL Gifts/Donations Policy

Items We Will Not Accept
Significantly Damaged including: mold, water damage, yellowed pages, torn /broken bindings, missing pages, excessive writing, insect infestation or dirt
Materials in 3 ring Binders
VHS Tapes or Cassette tapes
Toys, games, puzzles, videogames
Magazines older than 2 years
Large sets of boxed magazines (incl. Nat. Geo.)
Academic journals
Encyclopedia
Workbooks, study guides, or Textbooks

Please remember we are not a depository for book recycling. 

You may recycle your books and magazines at:

Recycling bins (the green and yellow dumpsters) – found at any of the elementary schools, the middle school, and City Hall.  Paper only.

Hill Country Senior Citizens Thrift ShopGoodwill
Freecycle.orgCraigslist
Paperback Swap (A Staff favorite!)Ebay.com

The library does not endorse or promote any of these businesses. We are simply suggesting alternatives for your books.