Donating Materials to the Friends

 

Thank you for your interest in donating books and other items to the Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library.  Starting Tuesday, September 14th, the Friends will begin accepting donations on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays between 12 pm and 3 pm, no appointment necessary.

 

 

Donation drop-off is located at the loading dock of the downtown branch of the Ann Arbor District Library, located at 343 S. Fifth Ave. The loading dock is accessed through the employee parking lot located on E. William St., directly west of the University of Michigan Credit Union. If the loading dock door is closed, please ring the bell to the left of the loading dock (next to the employee entrance).

 

 

PLEASE READ THE BELOW GUIDELINES CAREFULLY TO AVOID HAVING YOUR DONATION REJECTED.

 

ALL DONATIONS MUST BE BAGGED OR BOXED. WE DO NOT ACCEPT LOOSE ITEMS.

 

PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF WEIGHT. DO NOT FILL LARGE BOXES COMPLETELY.

 

WE DO NOT ACCEPT DONATIONS OVER 6 BOXES WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL. PLEASE CALL 734-302-7774 OR EMAIL RACHEL PASTIVA AT FAADLDIRECTOR@GMAIL.COM TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR LARGE DONATIONS.

 

 

 

Accepted Items (all items must be in good condition)

Recent* fiction, history, political and social sciences, biography, memoir, cookbooks, psychology, self-help, nature, humor, sciences, performing arts

Children's books

Classics and collectibles

Books on gardening, crafts, home repair and improvement, art, architecture, animals, pets, poetry, philosophy

 

Travel books published in the past five years


Complete audiobooks on CD with no or few scratches

Complete puzzles and board games

DVDs and CDs with no or few scratches

 

Like-new greeting card envelopes and cellophane (NOT greeting cards)

*published in the past 15 years



Rejected Items

Water damaged or moldy books

Books with ripped or missing pages or covers

Books with broken spines or loose pages

Books with outdated information

 

Romance mass market

 

Travel books published more than five years ago

Incomplete puzzles and board games

Scratched or missing DVDs and CDs

 

CD cases without CDs

 

CDs without cases and/or covers

VHS and cassette tapes

 

Audiobooks on cassette tape

Records


Magazines

 

Encyclopedias

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The Friends would like to extend a very hearty 'Thank you!' to Literati Bookstore for the continued donations of their damaged books. Their contributions have allowed the Friends to offer an exceptional selection of newly published books which has helped tremendously to sustain us during this challenging
time.
 
 
 
 
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