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Books/Other Materials

The library appreciates your interest in donating to us. We will gladly accept donations of your new or gently used books, CDs, DVDs and BluRays. Out of consideration for others, we request that you do not drop donations in the book returns or leave them in bags and boxes outside the library. A form letter for tax purposes is available upon request; however the estimated valuation of the donation is the responsibility of the donor.

Unfortunately, the library is unable to use donations of textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines (including National Geographic) or materials that are musty, dirty, strained, yellowed, or worn. Please, no VHS tapes, cassette tapes, games or puzzles.

Good news — many other organizations will gladly accept the material that we cannot use! Here is a list of alternative places where you can go to recycle, donate, sell any materials not suitable for library donation.

Curbside Recycling

Recycling helps the environment! You can easily recycle your unwanted books and magazines along with your household paper recycling. You will need to remove the covers from any hardback books before placing them in the recycling bin. Media discs, VHS and cassette tapes are not recyclable. Please discard these with your household trash.

Bookmooch.com or PaperBackSwap.com

These online communities were created to facilitate the swapping of books with other people. Earn credits for each book that you donate. Exchange your credits for new books or donate your credits to charity.


Freecycle network is a non-profit organization helping to reduce the amount of waste going into landfills across the globe. Anything that a person has to give away that might be useable to another person is fair game. The primary rule is that the item has to be given away, not sold.


Better World Books is an online for-profit bookseller of used and new books, which donates a percentage of its profit to literacy programs around the world.


Books for Africa is a non-profit organization dedicated to distributing books to children and adults in Africa.

BooksforSoldiers.com or OperationPaperback.com

Both of these non-profit organizations collect gently used books for American troops overseas, as well as veterans and military families here at home.


Donate Textbooks accepts books that are up to 20 years old. They donate them worldwide, helping promote education around the world. You do need to pay to ship your books to them.

Goodwill.org or SalvationArmy.org

Goodwill and Salvation Army stores throughout New Jersey will accept books and other household items. For a complete list of all the items they will accept, and where to donate, please visit their websites.

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read is a non-profit organization that promotes literacy in children. They collect gently used children's books at drop off locations throughout New Jersey. For a complete list of drop off locations please visit their website: RORNJ.org

Best & Fastest Books

Best & Fastest Books will collect books from across the tri-state area that they then sell to other people via their Amazon.com book store. To arrange collection of your unwanted books, call (201) 663-1751 or email: Books@bnfbooks.com


Textbook Recycling is a company that buys and sells textbooks as well as best selling fiction and nonfiction books. Books with no resale value can be accepted for donation, and proceeds will go to their Books Overseas™ program.