Book Sales and Book Donations



EVERY DAY BOOK SALE

Gently used hardcover books, softcovers and paperbacks, videos and CDs for patrons of all ages and interests are on sale during library hours on the first floor across from the elevator.  There is an honor box for payment.

ANNUAL FALL BOOK SALE

Generally held in October, all of the proceeds will benefit library programs and services for children and adults.  Patrons may become members of Friends during these hours.  Volunteers are needed to sort items prior to the Book Sale and to work on set-up, and clean-up on sales days. Please see Volunteer Opportunities for more information or submit a volunteer form.

 

BOOK DONATION GUIDELINES

The Friends of the Belmont Public Library greatly appreciates the generous donation of your gently used books, videos (VHS and DVD) and CDs. Donations should be dropped off at the library’s delivery entrance.  PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE BOOKS OUTDOORS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. Donations are accepted Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm. No items are accepted on Sundays. A tax receipt is available from the library’s Reference desk.

We ask that you consider the following before making your donation. We cannot sell books that are:

  • Dirty
  • Moldy
  • Highlighted or underlined
  • Water-stained, yellowed or brittle
  • Outdated (i.e. old computer manuals, travel books more than 10 years old)
  • Textbooks
  • Very dog-eared

We accept videos (VHS and DVDs), and CDs that still play, but we cannot accept any other media or electronic equipment (no monitors, computers, CD players, etc.) Donated magazines may be placed on the Magazine Exchange Table next to the ground floor elevator.

We must throw away books that we cannot sell and this consumes much volunteer labor. So, before donating, please ask yourself, “Would I buy this book?”.