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The Library does accept contributions and donations for general operations and purchasing of library materials. Your contribution is tax-deductible as the Library is a political subdivision of the State of Ohio.

Give to the Library

If you would like to make a monetary donation to the Library, please send your check or money order to:

Attention: Business Office
Mansfield/Richland County Public Library
43 West 3rd Street
Mansfield, OH 44902

Thank you for considering the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library as a way to contribute to your community.

Used Materials

  • Clean, readable books (Fiction and Nonfiction)
  • Children’s books
  • Paperbacks
  • CD, Blu-Ray & DVD discs in cases
  • Magazines (dated within the past year)
  • Video games in playable condition and in cases
  • Encyclopedia sets (published within the last 5 years)
  • Vinyl records

  • Moldy books
  • Damaged books: missing pages, torn covers, etc.
  • Text books or computer books (older than 5 years)
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed books
  • Encyclopedia sets (published more than 5 years ago)
  • VHS tapes

Donations can be dropped off at any of our nine locations during regular hours of operation. Due to space limitations, if you have a donation of more than one box, we request that you deliver your donation to our main location in Mansfield.


Donations will be considered for addition to the collection if they meet the same standards required of purchased materials and if a need for that item exists. Materials not meeting those standards or needed for our collection will be donated to the Friends of the Library to be sold in their book sales or store. Some items may be responsibly disposed of if they do not meet the guidelines for donated materials.

If you have any further questions, please call Molly Ernst, Collection Resources Administrator at 419.521.3133.

Gift Program (Memorials & Honorariums)

Honor those you love by giving books, movies or music in their name.

Whether your tribute is a memorial, a celebration of a happy occasion or an expression of honor, it can have no finer form than a special gift to the Library’s collection, to be shared with the whole community. 

Simply fill out a Gift Program form and bring it to any MRCPL location, or, enclose it with your check and mail to:

Collection Resource Administrator 
Mansfield/Richland County Public Library
43 West Third Street Mansfield, OH 44902

Gift Program forms can be requested at any public service desk at any of our nine locations, or, click the button below for a printable form.