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North Wales Area Library

233 S. Swartley Street

North Wales, PA 19454

215-699-5410

Regular Hours:

Sunday: Closed

 

Monday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Thursday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Digital resources available 24/7

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Used Book Donation Guidelines
All donations are tax deductible

The North Wales Area Library raises funds through used book donations which are offered for sale daily on shelves inside the Library and twice per year at the Used Book Sales. The success of these sales is due to the generosity of community members in donating materials, volunteering time and efforts at book sorting, organizing the sale venues and purchasing the used books.  All proceeds from sales go to the library.

 

We accept gently used:

hardback books: fiction & nonfiction 

paperback books: fiction & nonfiction 

children's books 

CDs 

DVDs 

puzzles 

 

Donations should be brought into the Library circulation desk.  

 

To receive a tax deduction letter, please ask for the form when you make your donation or download form here and bring it to the Library to be completed by Library staff.  

Due to the lack of storage space and the difficulty of resale of some materials, not all donations are acceptable.  

 

We cannot accept damaged books, including:

damaged spines

water damage

torn covers or pages

highlighted material

books written in or marked (except signed or inscribed)

In addition, we cannot accept:

encyclopedias

reference books more than 3 years old

computer books/manuals more than 1 year old 

magazines, including National Geographic and American Heritage 

Reader's Digest Condensed Books 

textbooks 

bulk packs or other bound study materials 

video cassette tapes or cassette tapes 

vinyl records 
 

We urge our friends to observe these guidelines because unacceptable materials must be discarded at the library's expense. Occasionally we find personal items in donated books (ex: book marks, photographs, news clippings).  
By the time the items are discovered, we are unable to tell who donated the book and the materials are discarded.  Photographs are usually saved for a reasonable amount of time in hopes that the owner may come to claim them. 

We thank you for your support!