We know many of you out there have been "tidying up" during COVID. If you've been patiently waiting for the Library to announce that you can finally do something with those boxes or bags full of books you've been holding on to, we have good news. We are now once again officially accepting book donations! At this time, book donations are only being accepted by appointment. To arrange an appointment to donate books, please call the Library at 304-232-0244 and ask to speak to Nannette Troyan or send an email with the subject line "Book Donations" to [email protected].
Please note that though the Ohio County Public Library appreciates the generosity and thoughtfulness of its many patrons in donating books and other library materials to the Library, because of the overwhelming number of items donated, the limited amount of staff time to handle these donations, and limited space to house the donated materials, we must restrict the types of donations that are accepted. Please review the below lists of acceptable and unacceptable donations before arranging an appointment to donate books or click here to read our full Materials Donation Policy.
In addition to taking book donations, the Library is also now once again accepting donations of historical materials related to the history of Wheeling or the Upper Ohio Valley region by appointment. The Ohio County Public Library Archives and Special Collections Department collects and preserves unique primary source material that documents the history of Wheeling and the Upper Ohio Valley region. Archival material includes photographs, scrapbooks, personal and corporate archives, journals, letters, maps, prints, pamphlets, brochures, and advertising ephemera. The library is committed to making these materials available to researchers, educators, and the general public through collection guides, digitization, exhibits, and other outreach activities.
If you would like to make an appointment to donate historical materials to the Library, call us at 304-232-0244 and ask for the Archives Department or send an email with the subject line "Archives Donation" to [email protected].