Can I donate old books and magazines to the library?

Yes, newer items and items in good condition will be considered for the library collection. If not added by the library, items are passed along to the Friends of the library for their annual book sale. Items the Friends will take include:

  • Books for all ages
  • Books in foreign languages
  • Books of all kinds: fiction and non-fiction
  • Books on all subjects
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Puzzles and games

Donated items may be dropped off at any Garland library location. If you need assistance carrying in your donations, please ask for help at the Check-out Desk. Any books not used by the library or the Friends will go to a special recycler and all funds earned from recycling go to the Friends of the Library to be used for the benefit of the Garland Libraries.

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1. Can I access the Library Catalog online?
2. How long can library materials be kept?
3. How do I renew my library materials?
4. Can I renew my items over the phone?
5. Can I renew my items online?
6. Where can I return library materials?
7. How much are overdue fines?
8. What happens if I lost or damaged an item I borrowed from the Library?
9. How do I pay fines online with a credit or debit card?
10. How do I place a hold?
11. Does the Library have downloadable books? Videos?
12. Do you have Garland Independent School District (GISD) textbooks at the library?
13. Does the Library have a Cole (Criss-Cross) Directory?
14. Can I donate old books and magazines to the library?