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101 S. First Street
Alhambra, CA 91801

Phone:
(626) 570-5008

Fax:
(626) 457-1104

DONATING USED BOOKS

We GRATEFULLY RECEIVE donations that can be added to our collections or sold in the Friends of the Library Used Bookstore. Please read our Donation Policy. Here are some guidelines before you bring in your donations.

WE ACCEPT:

  • Fiction and Non –Fiction Books (hardbacks and paperbacks)

  •  Recent Best sellers

  •  VHS tapes, DVD’s, audio books, and CD’s

  •  Clean copies of “classic” titles

WE CANNOT ACCEPT:

  • Books in poor condition (yellowing pages, broken bindings, musty smelling, etc.)

  • Textbooks older than 5 years

  • Reader’s Digest condensed books

  • Dated information (old travel guides, etc.)

  • Newspapers and Magazines

DROPPING OFF DONATIONS:

Donations can be brought to the Library during regular operating hours. We request that your donations be brought to the building in sturdy boxes.

Books are accepted at the Check Out Desk and only during open hours. Donations may not be placed in the book drop.

Larger donations require an appointment. Please call the Circulation Department at (626) 570-5028 to schedule a drop off time.

TAX STATEMENTS & RECEIPTS:

If you wish a receipt for tax purposes, count the books you are donating, by hardcover and paperback. Upon request a formal letter acknowledging the donations and the numbers of items donated can be provided, but we cannot assess the value of the items.

TYPE OF MATERIAL WE ACCEPT

Dirty/Mildewed Books No
General Magazines  No
Reader's Digest Condensed books No
Audio tapes  Yes
Books - Bestsellers, Classics, recent titles  Yes
CDs Yes
Computer Books Yes
Dictionaries Yes
Encyclopedias - Complete Sets  Yes
Paperbacks  Yes--(If in Good Shape)
Test books  Yes
Videos/DVDs  Yes

Thank You for Your Donation!

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