Family Friends Materials Donation Policy

The Billerica Public Library and the Family Friends of the Billerica Public Library appreciate the community’s support in keeping the Bookstore and annual book sale stocked with appealing materials.  Funds raised by the Bookstore directly support Billerica Public Library programs, museum passes, movie licensing, and more.

Making a Donation

Before making a donation, we strongly encourage you to call and make an appointment.  This ensures we have adequate staffing to accept your donation in a timely manner.  If you do not make an appointment, assistance will not be available to help off load donations.

If you wish to make a donation equivalent to three (3) cardboard boxes/bags or more, an appointment is required.

To make an appointment, please call Sharon Lomison, Supervisor of Circulation, at 978-671-0948 ext. 4114.

Items We Accept

We gladly accept the following items provided they are not wet, mildewed, musty, water damaged, soiled, or in otherwise poor condition and that they were not stored in an attic or basement.

  • Books:
    • Hardcover fiction
    • Works by popular authors
    • Children’s books
    • Works of classic literature
    • Paperbacks with covers
    • Non-fiction, including subjects such as art, music, gardening, cooking, how-to, sports, computers, biographies, health, and self-help
    • Book sets that are current and complete
  • DVDs
  • Music CDs
  • Audiobooks

Items We Cannot Accept

We cannot accept the following, as they do not sell well:

  • Magazines
  • Textbooks
  • Records, VHS tapes
  • Audiobooks on cassette
  • Discards from other libraries
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed books

When in doubt, consider that if you would not give it to a friend, please don’t give it to the Family Friends!

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