Donate to the Library

New or Gently-Used Items — New or gently-used books, DVDs, CDs, and other materials may be donated.  All donations are subject to our Gift and Donations Policy and may be added to the library’s collection or sold in the library’s book sale.  Proceeds from books sales go to support library programs and help purchase library materials and equipment.  General guidelines for donations:

  • We do NOT accept textbooks, Reader’s Digest book series, and National Geographic magazines.
  • Items must be in very good condition, i.e., no water damage, underlining/writing, mold, etc.
  • In general, we prefer newer items, i.e., published within the last 3—5 years.
  • If you have a large quantity of donations, please contact the library BEFORE bringing in the donations.  At certain times, we can only accept limited numbers of donations due to space constraints.

For more information, please call 715-365-1070:

Option 2 for Children’s Department donations

Option 3 for Adult Department donations

Library Gifts & Memorials — The Library accepts donations of funds for the purchase of materials. The Library encourages monetary gifts not earmarked for specific items in order to permit the most flexible use of the donation with the exception of funds given as memorials in which case efforts will be made to find suitable items in a field of interest of the person in whose memory the donation was given.

Donations are generally tax deductible. However, the Library cannot appraise donations for tax purposes.

Click here for a printable “Gifts & Memorials” Form

For more information, please call 715-365-1070:

Option 2 for Children’s Department donations

Option 3 for Adult Department donations

Donate to the Foundation — The purpose of the Rhinelander District Library Foundation is “focus public attention on library services, facilities and needs in the Rhinelander area; stimulate and enourage the gifts of funds, books, desirable collections, endowments and bequests to the library…”  Foundation monies are allocated for special projects that enhance the customer experience while at the library.

To donate to the Foundation, checks should be written to the “Library District Library Foundation.”  Checks may be mailed to the Foundation or dropped off at the library.  For more information click here

Rhinelander District Library Foundation
P.O. Box 1225
Rhinelander, WI 54501-1225

Donations can also be made online through the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin [], which manages the foundation’s endowment.  Select one of the following funds under the “Online Giving” option:

Rhinelander District Library Foundation Endowment Fund

Rhinelander Bump Art Endowment Fund

For more information, please call the Library Director at 715-365-1070, extension 1082.