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Surplus Books Program


I am pleased to announce my office’s participation in the Library of Congress Surplus Books Program. The Surplus Books Program is a program offered by the Library of Congress through which books that are not needed for the Library’s own uses are made available for donation to eligible organizations and institutions.  

For participation in the Surplus Books Program through my office, eligible organizations and institutions must be in Texas’ 16th Congressional District and fall into one of the following categories:

  • Full-time, tax-supported, or nonprofit educational institution: school, school system, college, university, museum, or public library.
  • Agency of local, state, or federal government.
  • Nonprofit institution or organization that has tax-exempt status under the provisions of section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (see 41 CFR 101-44.207 (a)(17)) and that operates a library and/or research center open to the public.

My team is happy to help facilitate your organization's request for Surplus Books. The books consist of a miscellaneous assortment of genres, including children’s books, fiction, non-fiction, reference books, textbooks, test-prep books, and many others.  

Below, you will find a form detailing the information that is needed to facilitate a donation from the library. If you have any questions, please contact Priscilla Contreras at 915-541-1400 or

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