Frequently Asked Questions

Can I donate items to the library?

Yes, we gladly accept hardcover books, audiobooks and DVDs in good to new condition. However, we (and The Friends of the Library) do not accept:

  • dictionaries/thesauruses
  • encyclopedia volumes
  • National Geographic magazines
  • cassette tapes
  • VHS video tapes

Please bring no more than 3 shopping bags or medium sized boxes into the library per month. For larger donations, you can coordinate with The Friends of the Library directly. Please do not leave donations outside of the library when closed.

The library doesn’t have the item I need. What are my options?

The ZIP book program allows you to request that we order an item for you from Amazon and have it delivered directly to your home. When you are finished with the item you return it to the library to be cataloged and added to the collection. You may also check out the item if it is available from one of our branch libraries (interbranch loan) or from the Orland Free Library (interlibrary loan).

Do you have old newspapers?

We have most editions (starting at 1877) of the Willows Journal, the Willows Daily Journal, the Glenn County Transcript and the Sacramento Valley Mirror on microfilm. You can print or email an image attachment from our microfilm reader. Ask our service desk for assistance or call in your request if you aren’t in the area.

Does the library have historic photos of Willows?

Several of our local history reference materials contain historic photographs that you may scan/photocopy, however we do not have an historic photograph collection. The Museum of Willows holds the most complete collection for the city of Willows.

Does the library hold past Willows High School yearbooks?

Not at this time.