Donate Books for Children

Book Donations

Make a difference by donating books your family and friends no longer need! Help your books find a new home through our BookSpringRx, BookSpringEd, and BookSpringGo programs. BookSpring works throughout the greater Austin area to fill family homes. We can help your books find new homes.

What We Really, Really Need

Yes, Please!

  • Board books
  • Picture books
  • Elementary chapter books
  • YA and adult (current)
  • Fiction and non-fiction
  • Clean and unmarked
  • Bi-lingual Spanish
  • Braille and less common languages

No, thank you.

  • Library discards
  • Textbooks
  • Encyclopedias
  • Magazines
  • Used activity or coloring
  • Loose pages
  • Missing covers
  • Soiled or moldy

Please bring in boxes, not bags, with an estimated count of how many books total you are donating.

How to Donate Books

We accept donations of gently used books year round!  Drop by our offices between 10 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday. Staff can assist you with carrying boxes (we do have a ramp and dollies!). If the count of books is important for your record keeping, please be sure to count the books before dropping them off. If you’d like, you can call ahead to make sure someone will be available to help you at (512) 472-1791 x 111.

Also, donations can be left anytime 24 hours, 7 days a week in our outdoor Book Drop. Click this for a Google Map to BookSpring

Want to host a book drive? Get more information here.