Donations & Volunteering


The Germantown Community Library welcomes the Gift of Time from qualified volunteers. As a library volunteer you will have an opportunity to connect with your community, provide valuable services, meet new people, and expand your library knowledge and skills.  If you are interested in being a volunteer at the library, click here for our volunteer form.  Please contact the library if you have any questions or individualized needs.


Donations of new/used books, DVDs, music CDs and puzzles are accepted throughout the year.  These items are evaluated by library staff for our collection and then given to the Friends of the Germantown Community Library for their Holiday Book & Basket Sale in November/December and ongoing book sales.  Please bring all items to the Circulation Desk anytime during regular hours.  If you have multiple boxes, staff will ask you to drop them off in the doorway through the back entrance.  We can provide a tax receipt upon request.

Restrictions include:

    • No moldy, smelly, or water damaged items
    • No records, VHS tapes, or cassette tapes
    • No magazines
    • No encyclopedias (e.g. Britannica)
    • No software or CD-ROMS
    • No textbooks


Our library is a growing and thriving part of our community! Last year, we saw 92,000+ people, checked out 341,000+ items and had 21,000+ people attend programs!

In 2024, the Germantown Community Library will be cutting over $100,000 from the library budget. These cuts will include:

  • 10% reduction in operating hours
  • 10% reduction in new materials purchased
  • Elimination of digital resources available through hoopla
  • 30% reduction in programming funding

We are looking to community members and businesses to help us maintain programs and continue to offer free resources for everyone.


Click here or see below to learn how you can support the library continue to offer great programs and services this year. We appreciate your continued support in keeping the library a valuable part of our community!