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Medway Libraries and Archives accept good quality books,
audiobooks and jigsaws that meet the requirements of the Donations
stock policy. Please ask in any Medway library if you wish to view the
As a guide, books need to be attractive and strong enough to
cope with regular handling. Donated items may be relocated or
subsequently withdrawn, discarded or sold according to
- have been recently published
- be complete
- have clean pages, not yellow or shabby
- have covers that are clean and uncreased (paperbacks)
- have a dust jacket with no tears (hardbacks).
Jigsaws should: be complete have boxes in good condition.
Audio books should: be on CD, not cassette, be in an undamaged
case. Film and music DVDs, Blu-rays and Music CDs are not
Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre welcome
donations that enhance the collection. These include: books of
local interest, about Medway and Kent, books by Kentish authors,
local photographs and maps, other documents of local interest.
If you have local studies items to donate or original documents
that you are willing to allow Medway Archives and Local Studies
Centre to copy for the collection please call 01634