Donate Used Books

The Friends are currently accepting used book donations at the Bennett Civic Center Library. Please remember that we can only accept items in good condition. No encyclopedias, magazines, vhs tapes or cassette tapes will be accepted. Please limit your drop-offs to 5 boxes or bags per day so the Friends of the Library are not overwhelmed with their sorting duties.
Donations are accepted Monday-Saturday during library hours at the delivery door or the bin in the atrium. Donations will not be accepted on Sundays. Please bring them in a box or bag. Please do not put book donations in the book return.
Donation bin in the atrium of the Bennett Civic Center Library

Memorials & Commemoratives

Donations to the Library

A gift to the Livonia Public Library’s collection is a unique and enduring way to pay tribute to friends and family while giving a resource to the community for many to use and enjoy. You can be assured your gift will have meaning and purpose for many years to come.


Memorials & Commemoratives

Books and other library materials provide a remembrance for any type of occasion. A favorite book can serve as a memorial to someone dear now gone, a recording of a lullaby can be given on a child’s birthday, a book of poems can mark an anniversary, or a video on a newly found hobby can express hopes for a leisurely retirement.

A gift to the library can reflect the tastes or interests of the individual in whose honor the gift was given. A love of gardening might inspire a book on roses, or a historian can be remembered by a work on his or her favorite time.

Organizations can also show their appreciation for members of special merit, or merely use the donations as a way to help the library increase its collections in their special area. When you donate to the program, you may designate a particular title, subject area or type of material you would like purchased, or you may ask the library staff to use your contribution to purchase items where needed. A letter will be sent to the honoree or to his or her family to let them know about your thoughtful gift. A letter of acknowledgement goes to the donor as well. A book plate will be inscribed as you wish and placed on the item, letting the community share in the recognition of your loved one.

Questions? Please contact the Library Director’s office at (734)466-2451 or Click here for a printable donation form.


Volunteers Needed

The Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library are an active group of volunteers whose mission is to provide support for the services and programs of the Livonia Public Library. Volunteers meet this mission by helping with Library programs, events and fund raising efforts. Visit the Friends of the Library Page for more information.

Teen Volunteer Council*

Grades 8-12. Are you looking for volunteer hours, want to have input into what programming and materials the library offers, or just want to talk about the books, movies, and music that you love? Join the Teen Volunteer Council! The goal of the TVC is to help members take an active role in creating a welcoming environment for teens at the library. Meetings will take place on the first Thursday of the month, with additional volunteer opportunities provided throughout the year. What does being a member of TVC entail?
  • Attending at least 6 of the monthly meetings per year.
  • Planning, implementing, and participating in teen programs.
  • Providing input into materials selections in the teen department.
  • Creating an inviting atmosphere by helping to maintain a safe and attractive teen area.
  • Participating in library and community service projects.
Apply to be a member of the Teen Volunteer Council here:

Questions? Contact your Teen Librarians! Cathy Moeller can be reached at, and Noelle Lomas can be reached at

Tween Volunteers

See info about our Tween Advisory Meetings.

Robert and Janet Bennett
Civic Center Library

32777 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: (734) 466-2491

Mon - Thurs: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun: 1-5 p.m. (September-May)

Carl Sandburg Library

30100 Seven Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48152
Phone: (248) 893-4010

Mon & Tue: 12-8 p.m.
Wed & Thurs: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Alfred Noble Library

32901 Plymouth Road
Livonia, MI 48150

Closed in 2019 due to
structural issues
and water damage.

Click here for more info.

Vest Pocket Library

15218 Farmington Road
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: (734) 466-2559

Mon – Fri: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.