Q. Foreign language book donation

Do you accept donations of books in foreign languages?

Answer

Thank you for thinking of the library. We are happy to accept books in any language but please be aware that not all donated items are added to our collection. Friends of th Library also sell books and other materials three times a year, and when we do not add a donation to the collection, we often give it to the Friends to sell.

We do have some restrictions about what we can accept.  The library cannot use:

  • Items that are yellowed, musky or dusty
  • Books with loose pages or dog-eared covers
  • Textbooks or encyclopedias over 5 years old
  • Computer books published more than 3 years ago
  • Law books published more than 2 years ago
  • Medical books published more than 3 years ago
  • Travel books published more than 3 years ago
  • Magazines over 3 years old, except for National Geographic
  •  DVDs or music without their original covers
Please check with your local branch for the best time to bring items.
  • Last Updated Nov 27, 2017
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  • Answered By Eileen Mendez

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