Bellaire Public Library

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FOL Book Donation Guidelines

The Friends of the Library accepts gently used books for our book sale. Here are the FOL Book Donation Guidelines.

1. We do not accept books that have been stored for an extensive time in a damp basement, garage, or attic.  The problem is mildew, black dirty looking spots on the books.  Mildew is contagious and could spread to the rest of the book collection.

2. Books should be in very good condition, preferably like new.

3. We do not accept Reader's Digest Condensed Books.

4. We do not accept magazines.

5. We don't accept encyclopedias.

6. Understand that anything you donate to a library becomes their property and it is up to the library staff's discretion whether to add the book to the collection or sell it in a book sale.

7. Nonfiction books should be current in their content and of general interest.

8. We do not accept text books, reading books, and text-book related workbooks.

9. Children's books should be in good condition.