How to Donate Books

Friends of the Shaker Library welcomes gently used books for its ongoing and semi-annual book sales. Donations are accepted at the Main Library where you will receive a receipt for tax purposes. (Friends does not value the books, just certifies that a quantifiable number of books have been donated.) Due to the high cost of recycling and trash removal, we ask that you limit your donations to items we can sell and things that you would be willing to buy.

Hours to DonateSorting Friends books

Monday – Thursday

9:00 am – noon
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fridays and Saturdays

10:00 am – noon
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please pack books in strong bags or boxes. Those who require help in unloading books are asked to call ahead (216-991-2030) to make sure that someone is available to help.

Because of space limitations, Friends does not accept:

  • records
  • magazines
  • books that are stained or missing pages, or smelling of mildew
  • textbooks more than 2 years old
  • encyclopedias more than 5 years old or inclomplete sets
  • medical or health books more than 2 years old
  • Condensed Books, including Reader’s Digest

People interested in sharing their magazines may bring them to the Circulation Desk at either library for the bring-one-take-one magazine bins.

Thank you for your support for the Friends of the Shaker Library.