Donation Policy


The Laconia Public Library appreciates the generosity of persons that donate materials to the library. However, to maintain a quality collection for all we have established some basic guidelines.

The Library will happily accept the following materials in good to excellent condition:
  • Hardcover and paperback books - 5 years old or newer
  • Music CDs - in good condition and in original packaging
  • Books on CD - in good condition and in original packaging
  • DVDs - in good condition and in original packaging
The Library does not accept:
  • Condensed Books
  • Magazines
  • Textbooks
  • Videos
  • Encyclopedia sets
  • Books on cassette
All donated material becomes the property of the Laconia Public Library. The Library reserves the right to sell, or otherwise discard materials as we so choose.

There is a limit of four bags or boxes accepted at one time. All donated materials must be delivered to the library.

If requested, an acknowledgement of donation will be provided. A listing of donated items and/or monetary value for the items donated will not be provided