Give Books

Please schedule an appointment between 10 am and 4 pm – Monday through Friday to drop off books by calling 859.254.6771.

International Book Project curates book shipments based on partners’ specific requests. The guidelines below detail the types of books we can and cannot use.

Types of books we ACCEPT

  • Children’s library books (picture books, chapter books – fiction/non-fiction)
  • English / Grammar texts (K-University)
  • Science texts (K-University)
  • Math texts (K-University)
  • Medical texts (including academic journals)
  • Vocational books (plumbing, carpentry, etc.)
  • Fiction and Non-fiction books for adults
  • Reference books (Dictionaries, Encyclopedias newer than 2000, and Thesauruses)  
  • Books in Spanish (fiction and non-fiction only; we cannot accept books about learning Spanish)

Due to the nature of our work, we can NOT accept

  • Outdated (before 2000) or incomplete encyclopedia sets.
  • Religious/Evangelical or Political Books
  • Magazines or Reader’s Digest
  • Workbooks/Diaries (books that are meant to be written in)
  • Self-help Books (How to Lose 100 lbs, Get Rich in the Stock Market)
  • Cookbooks
  • Gardening Books
  • Travel


All donated books must be in excellent condition. Please do not donate books that have:

  • Broken bindings
  • Torn or missing pages
  • Yellowed pages
  • Excessive underlining or highlighting