Thank you for considering Skokie Public Library for your donations.

Please be advised that due to the pandemic, we are no longer accepting donations of materials of any kind. Check this page for updates.


If you would like to make a monetary donation to the library, you may do so online by visiting our PayPal account or clicking the Donate button below. Alternatively, you may mail a check to:

Skokie Public Library
Attn: Administration
5215 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL 60077

For memorial gifts or donations to honor friends and loved ones, please be sure to note whom the donation is in honor of.

Other organizations

In addition to the library, these area organizations also collect book donations and use them for a good cause.

Bernie’s Book Bank

The Niles Township office is now a permanent collection point for children’s books for Bernie’s Book Bank. Visit their website for more information on how you can contribute.

5255 Main Street
Skokie, Illinois 60077


Books4Cause is a for-profit social venture that helps fund and support various initiatives locally, nationally and around the world. They accept any CDs, DVDs, and books in good condition. Visit their website to learn how you can donate.

3415 Madison St.
Skokie, IL 60076

Chicago Books to Women in Prison

Chicago Books to Women in Prison sends books to female inmates throughout the country. Certain categories (dictionaries, GED, exercise, cooking, law, trade skills) are always in demand. Visit their website for a complete list.

Open Books

Open Books is a nonprofit that delivers thousands of books to schools and nonprofits and also sells books through their two Chicago bookstores. Visit their website for information on donating books and scheduling a book pickup.

651 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60661
312-475-1355 x114