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Bastrop Public Library couldn't exist without our lovely volunteers or your generous donations! Thank you, Bastropians, for your generosity!



Donation Guidelines

The Bastrop Public Library welcomes your donated items, such as books, DVD's, audiobooks, and CD's. Materials will be added to the collection or sold in the Friends of the Library Book Nook. All proceeds from Book Nook sales come directly back to our library and fund our programs!


The library accepts:

• Books (new or in very good condition)

• Audiobooks • Music CD's

• DVD's and Blu-rays • Cake pans

The library does not accept:

• Damaged/moldy/musty books

• Encyclopedias

• Textbooks

• Workbooks


Material Consideration for Collection:  
Materials (books/DVD's/audiobooks) must be in pristine condition to be considered for the collection.


Damaged/moldy materials will be immediately disposed of.


If desired, a receipt for your donation can be obtained at the circulation desk. The library staff isn’t able to determine the value of your donation, but we will list the number of items donated. It is your responsibility to determine the value of the donation for tax purposes.   

*Donations are only accepted during the library’s regular business hours.*

Thank you for your support!






Bastrop Public Library is very grateful to its many volunteers! We couldn't provide the services we do without our dedicated and hard-working volunteers! 


We are always looking for more book-loving and loyal volunteers to help with shelving books; helping with behind-the-scenes tasks such as inventory, weeding, library cards, and program preparations; and more. 


Teens who would like to volunteer can find details and the application form on our teen site. Questions can be asked of Eva Bernal, Youth Services Librarian, at or (512) 332-8880. 


Adults who would like to volunteer are to contact Catherine Lombardo, Circulation and Volunteer Services Associate, at





Mission and Vision of the Bastrop Public Library


We work for something we believe in: cultural and educational programs for our community. We accomplish this by

    •Developing additional resources and funds for our library

    •Serving as advocates and voices for our library

    •Promoting cultural, educational, and information exchanges

    •Heightening public awareness of our library


What do the Friends do?

We work hard to insure the future growth of the library in the Bastrop community through:

    •Annual book drives and books sales through our Book Nook

    •Fundraising events

    •Volunteer work in the library

    •Management of gifts, donations, and endowments

    •Provision of programs for patrons and the community


Join the Friends!

Check out the Friends of the Library website


For more information, please email


Friends of the Library Scholarship Application for High School Seniors




FOL Website link

Shop our lobby used book store during regular library hours and save on a variety of used books, audiobooks, videos, DVD's, and other surprise goodies.


Proceeds from these sales go directly to the Friends of the Bastrop Public Library. Most of these funds go directly to supporting Bastrop Public Library's programs, such as Summer Reading Program, Open House, and more. Thanks you, Friends!







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The mission of the Bastrop Public Library is to enhance people's lives by providing services and access to resources in a safe and welcoming environment.


The Mission of the City of Bastrop is to continuously strive to provide innovative and proactive services that enhance our authentic way of life to achieve our vision.