The Alta Community Library happily accepts donations of books and funds year-round. Please do not leave donations in the book drop or the vestibule, and bring them into the circulation desk when we are open. We accept gently used book donations, and they may be placed in the collection, used in programming, circualted in our Little Free Library (located in front of Alta City Hall), or used in our annual book sale.

The library happily accepts monetary donations at any time. If you would like to donate a large amount in memorium, please speak with the director for more information. 

The library maintains an Amazon Wishlist of items and materials that support our collection and programming year-round. You can view the Wishlist here, and purchases ship directly to the Library.

The library does not accept mildewed, dirty, or damaged materials. We do not accept magazines, textbooks, loose book pages, sheet music, encyclopedias, cassette tapes, VHS tapes, or annuals. These materials may be recycled at BV County Recycle.

Gift Policy

The following is excerpted from our Collection Policy:


1. Gifts are added to the collection according to the same criteria for selection of purchased materials.

2. Books and other materials offered to the Library may be accepted or rejected by the Library Director and/or Library Board with the understanding that the classification, housing, circulation, or disposal of the gift materials is left entirely to the discretion of the Library Director and/or Library Board.

3. Donations are final and become the property of the Alta Community Library. The library does not have to inform the donor about how the item was used, or when/if the item is weeded from the collection.