You’ve turned to the right page if you want to donate books in Baton Rouge!

Below, we’ve put together a full list of the organizations accepting book donations in Baton Rouge, including where and how to donate, in order to make giving your used books a new home as simple as possible.


Baton Rouge Book Drop

Donation Types: Drop off, Pick up from you
Location:
Email them for a drop off location or to schedule a pick up
Type of Books Accepted: Children’s books up to eighth grade, baby books
Website: Baton Rouge Book Drop

How to Donate

This great nonprofit gives you two options: you can either drop your books off at their storage location, or they will come and pick up your books directly from you.

The best thing to do is drop them an email letting them know roughly how many books you have, and they’ll get back to you to arrange a drop off or pick up.

They don’t accept children’s books over 20 years old, but any gently used baby books or kids’ books up to an eighth grade level are welcomed by them. The Book Drop, spearheaded by local Anne Thomas (below) will distribute all the books they receive to children’s hospitals, clincis, schools, and other non-profits around the East Baton Rouge Parish.

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East Baton Rouge Parish Library

Donation Type: Drop off
Locations: 15 other locations in East Baton Rouge. See our Book Donation Map and search ‘Baton Rouge’ for your closest location
Type of Books Accepted: Most kinds of books in good condition
Website: EBRPL

How to Donate

We charted all the local library locations on our book map (linked to above) so you can find your closest branch.

The EBRPL has a book sale on the last Saturday of every month at their “Recycled Reads” facility. The great thing about donating to this parish library is that they’re accepting of most kinds of books, including textbooks, cookbooks, travel books, and art books, which most book donation organizations don’t usually take: a great way to get a few books off your hands for a good cause!


LSU Library Friends Book Barn

Donation Type: Drop off (appointment)
Location:
3555 River Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Hours: Mondays and Wednesday, 9am-2pm
Type of Books Accepted: Most books in good condition
Website: Facebook Page

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A Friends book sale, in the heart of Tiger country!

How to Donate

This is a donation by appointment only.

Message the LSU Library Friends on Facebook, or call them at: 225 578 5925 to arrange a time for a drop off

Like the Parish Library, they’re generally very accepting of all kinds of books. Their Book Bazaars are large scale book sales that are well-known in the area, and all profits generate money for the LSU library system.

View the spots to donate books in New Orleans if you visit there often!