Returned library items will be quarantined for 72 hours before checking them in, so items will remain on your library account for a few days after you returned them. We appreciate your patience!

Book Sales and Book Donations

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UPDATE:

Beginning on Friday, August 14, 2020, the Friends of the Belmont Public Library will accept book donations between 9 am and 12 pm on Fridays only.

To donate, come to the back door of the library, where you will be met by a Friends volunteer. Each donor may bring up to 3 bags or boxes of books. The volunteer will receive your donations and carry them into the room where books are sorted.

Please wear a mask and remain at least 6 feet from volunteers and other donors.

The Friends of the Belmont Public Library greatly appreciates the generous donation of your gently used books. Please review the Friends donation guidelines below before donating.

Every Day Book Sale

Gently used hardcover books, softcovers and paperbacks, DVDs 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

The Friends of the Belmont Public Library greatly appreciates the generous donation of your gently used books, DVDs and CDs. Donations should be dropped off at the library’s delivery entrance.  PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE BOOKS OUTDOORS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. Beginning on Friday, August 14, 2020, donations are accepted on Fridays, 9 am to 12 pm.

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  • Outdated (i.e. old computer manuals, travel books more than 10 years old)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 DVDs, and CDs that still play, but we cannot accept any other media or electronic equipment (no LPs, VHS, computers, monitors, 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?”.