Edward Neisser Library conducts book drive – Effort will raise funds for the library and its literacy partner program

If you need to clear a little space on your bookshelves at home, consider donating your “pre-read” books to the Edward Neisser Library.

The library is partnering with Better World Books (BWB) to sell donated and discarded books. BWB will sell them on the library’s behalf through online booksellers (Amazon Marketplace, Alibris, etc.). The library will then choose one of BWB’s non-profit literacy partners, with whom they will share a percentage of the sales. If the books cannot be sold, they will be redistributed to libraries in need in developing countries.

The library’s goal is to fill 6 boxes (the BWB minimum per shipment), which is about 125 books. You can drop off your books in the library, opposite the help desk.

Books/Materials We Accept:

  • Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectable Books (See ARC Document [PDF, 1pg] for more details)
  • Dictionaries and Thesauri
  • DVDs and Books on CD (must be operable include original artwork and casing)
  • Ex-library Copies (do not remove treatments)
  • Gently used Children’s Books (especially Newbery Winners)
  • Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction
  • Mass Market Paperbacks (must be in like new condition with copyright 1980 or newer)
  • Monographs
  • Textbooks (copyright 1998 or newer)
  • Trade Paperbacks
  • Travel Books (copyright within last 5 years)

Books/Materials We DO NOT Accept:

  • Academic Journals or Literary Criticisms
  • Activity Books (coloring, crossword, etc.)
  • Books Published by Magazines
  • Case Law and Procedural Law Books
  • Custom Course Packets
  • Directories or Telephone Books
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, World Book, or Incomplete Sets
  • LP Records, VHS Tapes, Cassettes, or CDs
  • Open Software Sets
  • Periodicals or Magazines (i.e. National Geographic, TV Guides)
  • Tax or Government Documents
  • Book Club Editions
  • Harlequin Romance Novels
  • The Modern Library Series
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed
  • Marquis Who’s Who

Please DO NOT bring in any books in the following condition:

  • Dirty
  • Moldy
  • Water Damaged
  • Damaged Binding or Pages
  • Missing Covers or Pages
  • Excessive Writing, Markings, or Highlighting
  • Cut Out Library Treatments
  • Warped (softcover books)