Donating Materials to the Friends

 

 

UPDATED DONATION SCHEDULE

 

FAADL is now accepting donations the following times:

 

Tues-Saturday 12 pm to 7 pm

Sun-Monday 12 pm to 3 pm

 

FAADL accepts donations of gently used books and other materials in order to sell them and raise money for library programming. Therefore, please keep in mind that all donated materials must be in saleable condition. Review the below guidelines for more information on what we accept.

 

  

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

 

WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING BOXES LARGER THAN 16 1/2" X 12 1/2" X 12 1/2"

 

BAGS MUST BE NO LARGER THAN STANDARD GROCERY SIZED BAGS

 

 

 

***Please be sure to leaf through all books and other materials to remove valuable items such as photos, checks, cash, and important documents before donating your materials. FAADL is not responsible for lost valuables donated in error.***  

 


 

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

 

Textbooks 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 that smell of smoke, mildew, or other unpleasant odors

Books with ripped or missing pages or covers

Books with broken spines or loose pages

Books with outdated information

 

Romance and mystery mass market

 

Travel books published more than five years ago

 

Textbooks published more than five years ago

Incomplete puzzles and board games

Scratched or missing DVDs and CDs

 

Empty CD cases

 

Loose CDs

 

CD organizers with or without CDs


VHS and cassette tapes

 

Audiobooks on cassette tape

Records


Magazines

 

Catalogs

 

Encyclopedias


Donation Drop-Off Location

 

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).

  SHOP THE FRIENDS ONLINE BOOK SHOP!

 Our online book shop is open 24/7 and is filled with a broad selection of books for all ages. Check it out! 

 

FRIENDS BOOK SHOP HOURS: 

Tuesday-Sunday:

12 pm to 6 pm  

BOOK DONATION HOURS:

Tuesday-Saturday:

12 pm to 7 pm

Sunday-Monday:

12 pm to 3 pm