The Foundation Friends accept donated items at their bookstore, located in the Main Library at 425 E Main Street. Proceeds from the Foundation Friends Bookstore directly benefit the Carmel Clay Public Library.
Donated materials may be dropped off in the bookstore during normal bookstore hours. To arrange to drop off a large donation or if you have other questions, please call 317.814.3997.
Because space is limited, please review the donation guidelines below carefully.
Materials that are accepted:
gently used books for all ages
DVDs, Blu-rays, music CDs, audiobooks on CD
complete puzzles and games
greeting and note cards
antique, rare, and collectible books
textbooks (2000 to current)
Materials that are NOT accepted:
adult hardback fiction and mystery books with missing dust covers (unless rare and collectible)
vinyl records, VHS tapes, and audiocassette tapes
books with broken bindings or torn/missing pages
books with water damage, mold, mildew, or other residue
textbooks from before 2000
computer manuals and professional manuals
magazines, newspapers, pamphlets, or 3-ring binders
These items cannot be accepted due to the volunteer time needed to sort them and the cost of recycling. Please donate or recycle these items elsewhere, such as Goodwill. Magazines and paperbacks can be taken to any paper recycling bin.