Friends of the Hilo Public Library


Please bring your donations to the front desk.   If you want a receipt please count your items.  Staff will fill out the library receipt with the count provided and sign.  No value is given. 

  • Books, magazines, and other library materials are accepted all year.
  • Must be in clean and useable condition (no mold, no mildew, no bugs).
  • All donated materials will be reviewed for library needs, then passed on to the HPL Friends.
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  • New material (if you would like to buy materials or donate money for library materials):  please consult a librarian who will help make suggestions as to library needs and desires.
  • Lightly used recent publications:  accepted and subject to library selection policy.
  • Older, very clean, materials may be used as replacements as needed.
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  • Textbooks:  no more than 5 years old
  • Encyclopedias:  full sets only, no more than 5 years old
  • Children’s materials:  all accepted
  • Hawaiiana:  all accepted
  • Paperbacks:  only clean and in very good condition
  • Records:  Hawaiiana desirable
  • Commercially produced DVDs and CDs.
  • Commercially produced videos and cassettes (no mold, no mildew)
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  • Current general interest magazines:  no more than 1 year old
  • Current weekly news magazines:  no more than 3 months old
  • National Geographic magazine:  current and previous year



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