The Friends of The Urbana Free Library resell gently used books, books on disc, CDs, and DVDs at their book sales throughout the year. All proceeds go to support The Urbana Free Library.

Donation Guidelines

  • We do not accept:
    • Vinyl records
    • Computer software, VHS and audiocassette tapes, or homemade CDs or DVDs.
    • Cards, calendars, games, puzzles, or catalogs
    • Magazines, professional journals or periodicals
    • Text books, travel guides or manuals older than five years
    • Any test preparation guidebook that has been used or is older than five years
    • Encyclopedias
    • Readers Digest condensed books
    • Items that show damage from missing covers, moisture, mold, animals or pests

Donation Instructions

  • It is preferred that donations be made in hard-sided, non-returnable containers.
  • Any items not being considered for book sales will be recycled or discarded. After items are donated, neither items nor containers will be returned.
  • If you require assistance or have a donation exceeding three boxes, you must schedule an appointment with Library staff.
  • Drop-offs of more than three boxes of books will not be scheduled during the week before or during any book sale. Email or call 217-367-4057 to schedule a donation appointment.

Book donations for the Friends of The Urbana Free Library Book Sales are accepted year-round.