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Sanger Public Library

501 Bolivar St.

Sanger TX 76266







Closed Sunday


Contact Us:

Phone: 940-458-3257




Book and Video Donations


Donation Policy - August 2018 Update

Due to a high volume of book donations and limited on-site space, the library is limiting the number of walk-in donations until further notice.  

  • We are accepting walk-in donations of up to four medium size boxes or tote bags.
  • For larger donations, please contact the library at 940-458-3257 to inquire about scheduling a donation time.  This allows us to ensure we have space and staff available to receive your donation.
  • There are items that the library does not accept, including: 
    • Large multi-volume sets, such as encyclopedias
    • Magazines and periodicals
    • Damaged items, especially those with water damage
  • The library reserves the right to refuse donations for a variety of reasons, including: condition, volume of materials being donated, and available staff.


The library accepts donations of books and audiovisual materials in good condition. Not all items donated will be added to the collection. Those not put in the library’s collection may be included in the Friends of the Library book sale, sold online, given away, or possibly recycled. We are unable to return items not selected for the collection, or the boxes/bags/totes used to transport them to the library.

We will accept up to four medium size boxes (up to 18”x 14”x 11” and maximum of 30 pounds) of materials at a time. Those with larger donations will need to make an appointment. The library reserves the right to refuse donations. We cannot accept:

  • Multivolume encyclopedias or other large sets
  • Items with more than light wear & tear, especially water damage (mold spreads easily!)
  • No more than a year’s worth of a magazine title

Donations may be brought into the library during our regular hours. Please do not leave donations in the dropbox outside: this helps ensure that library materials and donations do not get damaged or mixed up.

A standard donation form for tax purposes will be provided upon request. We do not give itemized lists or appraisals of the value of items donated.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation! 


Sanger Public Library greatly appreciates all of our volunteers!  There are many volunteer opportunities at Sanger Public Library, ranging from helping with events all the way to helping us process donations and some day-to-day tasks in the library.  Volunteering at Sanger Public Library is also a great way for high school or college students to meet volunteerism/service requirements for Honors Society, college applications, or degree requirements.  


If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the library by phone, email, or visit us in person.




Sanger Public Library accepts court-appointed community service.  The first step to doing community service is to come into the library in person and fill out an application.  In most cases, we can let you know by the end of the next business day whether we are able to add you to our roster.  Community service tasks run the gamut from housekeeping type tasks (cleaning, straightening, organizing, etc) to processing books, donations, shelving returned items, and preparing for events.


Here are a few other important things to know:

  • Sanger Public Library reserves the right to not accept community service applicants for any reason.  The two most common reasons are (1) your community service is for an offense which the library does not accept, and (2) our community service roster is full.  Falsifying information on your application (e.g., lying about your offense) is an automatic disqualification from doing community service at Sanger Public Library.


  • While we understand your desire to complete hours quickly and wish to accommodate that, we are not able to guarantee a certain number of hours over any period of time; our community service scheduling varies based on the size of our roster and available projects.


  • Community service may be performed during the hours that we are open (Mon-Thurs: 10am-6pm, Fri: 10am-5pm, Sat: 10am-2pm).  We generally do not schedule anyone on Saturdays until they have been trained during the week.


  • Keeping up with scheduling is your responsibility.  If you are on the schedule and need to cancel or reschedule for any reason, we ask that you let us know by phone.  3 incidents of "no call, no show" will forfeit your place on our Community Service roster.


  • Failure to follow Sanger Public Library behavior guidelines or to responsibly attend to assigned tasks (e.g., slacking off, getting on the phone) will result in a warning and may result in forfeiture of your place on our community service roster if the issue persists.


For more information or if you have any questions, please call the library at 940-458-3257.



Sanger, Texas City Hall
502 Elm St, Sanger, TX 76266
Phone: 940-458-7930

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