Please Note: In preparation for the Friends Annual Book Sale, we will not accept donations from September 28th through October 19th

Book Sales and Book Donations

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Annual Fall Book Sale

2018: Saturday, October 13th and Sunday October 14th.

Join or renew your membership to receive an invitation to preview night at the book sale and receive early access to hundreds of gently used books at great prices!

*PLEASE NOTE: due to space limitations and preparation for our Annual Fall Book Sale, we are unable to accept donations between September 28th and October 19th.

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 near circulation desk.  There is an honor box for payment, or you can pay online.

Help with Used Books

Volunteers are needed year round to sort and organize books. And many hands are needed prior to the Book Sale for set up, sales and clean up. Interested in helping out?  Fill out a volunteer form & we’ll get in touch soon!

Book Sale Payments

Use this form to pay for items purchased at our Friends of the Belmont Public Library Everyday Book Sale.

Donate Books to the Friends

Your donation of books will help fund programs for Library patrons of all ages.  A tax receipt is available at the Library reference desk on the first floor.

Book Donation Guidelines

*PLEASE NOTE: due to space limitations and preparation for our Annual Fall Book Sale, we are unable to accept donations between September 28th and October 19th.

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  • Outdated (i.e. old computer manuals, travel books more than 10 years old)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?”.