Library Donation Program



The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) library services are one library holding housed in 34 plus correctional facilities throughout the State of Georgia. GDC libraries support all academic and vocational education programs, leisure reading, and Law Library needs for offenders.  GDC library goals are to provide books that inspire, educate, and broaden the perspective of all patrons.  We continue striving to build a library collection that is relevant and uplifting, while offering lifelong learning and value for the patrons of the GDC library, both staff and inmates.

Did You Know

Many studies have proven that inmates who use the library more have an increasingly higher literacy rate than those who do not use the library at all (lEFLAND, 2012)

Law Library

Hosted by LexisNexis, Georgia Department of Corrections provides a fully integrated Law Library for offender research of legal information. Download this pdf file. More resources offered via LexisNexis online .

Library Programs

  • ILL (Inter-Library Loan) program allows inmates to borrow books from local libraries throughout the State of Georgia via the prison librarian.
  • Library Book Clubs
  • Braille is available at select facilities
  • Art Displays created by inmates
  • GLS - Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS) supports accessible library services in Georgia by promoting the use of assistive technology and by providing accessible reading materials to those who, due to a disability, are unable to read standard print. Get more information on GLS.

Library Donation Program

Georgia's prison library system relies primarily on donations to stock our library shelves, so we gladly welcome your donations! Our book donation center is located in Milledgeville in the Arnall Building at 2271 Vinson Highway. Books can be dropped off by appointment, or if you would prefer a book pick-up, call us to coordinate a date and time.  As long as the books haven’t been written in, highlighted, or otherwise marked up, we are able to accept them. Again, thank you for your interest in supporting our GDC libraries! 

Can accept: 

  • Paperback or hardcover (in good condition) 

Cannot accept: 

  • Spiral bound books 
  • Books in poor condition 
  • Books with highlighting, underlining, or writing 
  • Books with nudity 
  • Books containing explicit sexual or violent content 

Most needed books: 

  • Mystery/Thrillers 
  • Fantasy & Sci-Fi
  • Westerns 
  • African American Literature & Studies (urban fiction, history, etc.) 
  • Books on How to Draw (portraits, landscapes, shading, coloring, etc.) 
  • Trade Books & How To Manuals (plumbing, woodwork, electrical repair, agriculture, etc.) 
  • Humor 
  • Yoga & Fitness 
  • Psychology and Philosophy 
  • Business; personal finance 
  • Hobbies (drawing, crocheting, etc) 
  • Self-help (Sexual abuse, trauma, addiction, etc) 

Contact the Director of Library Services for more information.