The Public Library of Brookline now accepts donations of materials such as books, CDs, DVDs, tapes, videos, audio books, LPs, magazines ... Please drop bags or boxes of these items on the Main library loading dock at the rear of the building, off School St. You may drop these items off at any time, but if you want a tax receipt, you must drop them off between 9 and 4 on weekdays -- ring the bell and a staff member will give you a signed receipt. If you need help unloading, also ring the bell and we will attempt to find a custodian to assist. Please do not drop these items at the circulation desk or place them in the book drops.
What happens to these items? The librarians will go through them first, to see what should be added to the Library's current collections. The rest are turned over to the Friends Ongoing Book Sale, who will sort them into their book sale shelves or book carts, and any that are not sellable to the local community will be donated to various book charities for prisons or 3rd world projects. Please exclude books missing covers, pages (including brittle or loose) or with mold or mildew. Also, exclude textbooks more than 5 years old. Any items in poor or moldy condition will be discarded immediately.