VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- The Virginia Beach Sheriff's office is asking for the publics help stocking the shelves of its inmate library.

They are always in need of donations, especially as books become damaged or worn out. The sheriff's office suggests giving old paperback books and magazines.

If you would like to donate, they do ask to refrain from donating hardcover books and material that contain sexually explicit material, advocate violence or provide technical information that could compromise facility security.

With about 1,300 pre-trial and convicted inmates in the Correctional Center, they will take as many books as they can get to hopefully brighten the day of those who are incarcerated.

According to a Facebook post by the sheriff's office, the Chrysler Museum of Art made a generous donation of 200 art books for the inmates.

Donations can be brought to the Correctional Center at 2501 James Madison Boulevard.

Books can be dropped off at Visitation between 9 a.m., and 9 p.m., or the Administration Lobby from 7:30 a.m., to 4:30 p.m.