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Attention Patrons

Our Spring Book Sale has been cancelled due to the nature of the event.

Why does Cobb County Public Library need my support?

Each day Cobb County Public Library helps people dream, dare, and discover knowledge, skills, and abilities – making Cobb County a better place to live, work, and play. We are committed to being a vital resource center for the community by providing equal access to information, materials, and services.

We couldn’t be successful without your support. Only a portion of our funding comes from government sources; we also rely on corporate sponsorships,  The Cobb Library Foundation, and of course, individual donors like you.

Your support helps us:

  • Keep our shelves stocked with materials,
  • Provide educational, exciting programs for the community, and
  • Continue in our mission to inspire lifelong learning.

Book Sale

The library hosts a 3-day semi-annual book sale in the spring and fall. Our book sales bring in people from near and far. One of North Georgia's largest book sales, we have thousands of items for sale. Items range in price from $0.50 - $4.00, and Sunday is BYOB (Bring Your Own Box) Day - fill any size box (you can bodily get back to your car) for a flat rate.

All profits from our book sales go directly to buying more items for the 15 libraries in Cobb County Public Library.

Memorial / Honorary Donations

What better way to remember someone than to donate a book or collection of books in their honor?

The best way to make this type of donation is with a check. Library staff will assist in the selection and ordering of books or other library materials. A bookplate is attached to the material.  Materials donated in this way must meet library selection guidelines. Individual donations may be made at any branch library. For large donations arrangements may be made through the Administrative Office.

Cobb County Public Library
266 Roswell Street
Marietta, Georgia 30060
(770) 528-2320

 

Book Donations

Please note: We are not accepting donations until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Cobb County Public Library is pleased to accept donations of books and other items in good condition. To donate books and other items, you may drop them off at any library branch during regular library hours. However, due to a renovation, Switzer Library is unable to accept donations at this time. You will receive a receipt for the number and type of items that you donate. You can get a tax deduction for your donation. Determining the amount you can deduct is your responsibility.

Donated materials not appropriate for the collection are placed in the library's semi-annual book sale. Proceeds are used to buy new materials for all Cobb County libraries. Remember, all donations become the property of the Library when they are received. Once donated books are given to the Library, it is up to the discretion of the Library which items will be put into circulation.

All donations should be packed in boxes with lids. Boxes cannot be returned. We cannot accept donations that are not in boxes, and we are not able to exchange boxes.

Cobb County Public Library gratefully accepts library related materials.  This includes:

  • Books (hardback or paperback, fiction or nonfiction)
  • Compact discs
  • DVDs/Blu Ray discs
  • Comic books & graphic novels
  • Magazines
  • Vinyl records
  • Encyclopedia sets - published within the last 5 years
  • Computer software and manuals - issued/published within the last 5 years (we cannot accept computers, however)

If you have a large number of books you would like to donate, please call the library in advance to see if that location can handle the donation on any particular day.

Items Which Sell Well Include:  Items Which Do Not Sell Well Include:
Fiction in good condition Items that are mildewed, warped, have excessive damage, or have a strong odor
Nonfiction in good condition Text books and study guides over 5 years old
All children’s books Computer software over 5 years old
DVDs/Blu Ray discs in good condition Medical, science, or technology books over 5 years old
New text books Travel books over 3 years old
  Weekly magazines