Due to the COVID-19, the library is not taking donations at this time

So You want to Donate Some Books…

If you have a very special collection, please contact the director of the library.

The collection of the Dripping Springs Community Library has been developed by the head librarians as well as through the acceptance of gift materials over many years.
We are grateful and appreciate the generosity of those who donate materials to the library. You love the quality of your library and to maintain that quality for both our collection and for our on-going book sale, we have established some basic guidelines. We hope they help you in deciding what to bring to us.
As always, if you have any questions or are considering a large donation or trust, please contact the Director: Marcia Atilano (director@dscl.org) at (512) 858-7825.

Dripping Springs Community Library will happily accept the following materials in new or nearly new condition:  All donations must be clean.

Hardcover Books5 years old or newer with dust jacket intact
Paperback Books3 years old or newer
Literary Classics or Prize WinnersAny age, in good condition
Spanish Books5 years old or newer
Large Print Books 5 years old or newer
DVDs English and Spanish, Classics, children’s, and new releases in original packaging with all booklets and material.
Music Compact
Undamaged and in cases with original booklets.
Audio Books Unabridged, undamaged, complete sets with original cases and booklets.

Dated, yellowed, damaged, musty or smoky items cannot be accepted.

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 please bring your donation during our business hours unless otherwise coordinated with the Director of the Library.

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
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.

Shop Locally!

As much as we all hate paying sales tax, your library benefits directly when you shop locally in Dripping Springs. We receive a tiny portion of sales tax, particularly compared to other libraries in the area, but for every 1/25 of each penny you spend here helps!