Donations to Tigard

There are many ways to donate to your library:


Donation Guidelines

Do you have books, videos, compact discs, or tapes that you wish to donate to your library? The staff appreciates your interest in helping to stretch our budget dollars and add to your community's resources. Here are some guidelines to help you when donating:

  1. ONLY materials in good to excellent condition can be accepted. NO soiled, torn, worn, moldy, or damp materials can be accepted.
  2. The library reserves the right to decide what to do with your donations. We may decide to: add them to the library's collection; put them in the Friends of the Library Book Sale; or donate them to another library or organization.
  3. No magazines can be accepted, principally due to space limitations.
  4. NO textbooks, encyclopedia sets, or videos with the NR-17 or X rating will be accepted.
  5. The library can give you a receipt for tax purposes, but cannot put a dollar valuation on your donation.
  6. The library may occasionally be unable to accept donations because of limited storage space. It is always best to call ahead! Please call 503-684-6537.

Thank you for your interest in donating to the library and enriching your community resources.

Book Donation Alternatives

If the books you have to donate do not match the criteria for the books that Tigard Public Library is seeking, consider one of the following alternatives for giving:

American Cancer Society  503-684-9060
Note: Accepts almost all books for Thrift Shop sale. Call for drop off information.

Goodwill Industries  503-624-8570
Note: Accepts almost all books for resale in Goodwill stores. Call for drop off information.


You can also make donations (cash or checks) to the Friends of the Tigard Public Library. Make checks out to and mail to the Friends of the Tigard Public Library.


You can participate in either of the two following groups, the Tigard Library Board and the Friends of the Tigard Public Library :

Tigard Library Board

The City of Tigard Library Board consists of seven citizen members appointed by the City Council for four-year terms. Of the seven members, at least six shall reside within the Tigard City Limits and one may reside outside the City. The Library Board has responsibility to advise the City Manager and City Council regarding library policies, budget, facilities and other needs of the community to provide quality library service. The function of the Library Board is established in the Tigard Municipal Code (2.36.030).

A typical time committment would be to attend meeting once a month and participate in occasional activities, such as meeting with City Council, to promote the library.

Library Board The Library Board meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.. These meetings are open to the public.

Library Board Contact Information

David Burke, Chair
13500 SW Hall Blvd.
Tigard, OR 97223

Friends of the Tigard Public Library

The Friends are a nonprofit community organization whose goal is to promote and enhance the services of the Tigard Public Library.

The Friends offer a number of opportunities to assist the library, from participating in monthly meetings to assisting with used book sales to designing or maintaining a website. The amount of time devoted to Friends' activities is up to the individual.

The Friends meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.

Friends Contact Information 

George Burgess
Friends of the Tigard Public Library  
13500 SW Hall Blvd.
Tigard, OR 97223


Contact Information

13500 SW Hall Blvd
Tigard, OR 97223
(503) 684-6537