Book Sales and Book Donations

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Effective Monday, June 14, 2021, book donations have resumed. You may donate to the Friends book sale during the library’s open hours. Please see further stipulations about quality & condition below under “Book Donation Guidelines.”

Everyday 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 the 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 behind the building.  PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE BOOKS OUTDOORS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.

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  • Outdated (i.e. old computer manuals, travel books more than 10 years old)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

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?”

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