The Friends of the Mercer Island Library welcome donations of books and other media. Donations may be left at the Library Circulation Desk while the library is open. The Friends of Mercer Island Library is a charitable organization—a 501(c)3—and can provide a receipt for your tax-deductible donation.

We regret that we cannot accept donations of

  • Ripped, dirty or smelly books

  • LP records;

  • Cassette tapes;

  • VCR tapes;

  • Magazines;

  • Encyclopedias; and

  • Travel, business, and technology books that are more than seven years old.

For large donations, please telephone us at either 206-250-5909 or 206-236-3537, or email us at info “at” We gladly give receipts for donations upon request.