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. 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
  • GLASS - Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) 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 GLASS.

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.  Regular donation hours have not been established yet, but we will happily coordinate a time to meet you there for a drop-off.  If you would prefer a book pick-up instead, we can arrange that, as well. 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) 

US Postal Service:

  • Georgia Department of Corrections
    Arnall Building
    Attn: Medeana Hinson
    PO Box 278
    Hardwick GA 31034

UPS or FedEX:

  • Medeana Hinson
    Georgia Department of Corrections
    2271 Vinson Hwy, Arnall Building
    Milledgeville, GA 31061

Contact the Director of Library Services for more information.