Do LIbraries buy used books???

September 8, 2008 11:39am CST
I hav got many IIT-JEE material with me but i dont want to give them in scraps. do libraries buy them??
4 responses
• United States
8 Sep 08
I don't know about libraries, but take a look at Half-Price books locations. You can bring in anything from DVD's, VHS, magazines, books, video games and they will offer you something based on demand and quality of product. It is worth a try if there is one near you. At least you'll get something for them other than just giving them away. I believe the website is www.halfpricebooks.com. You can find a location and other useful tips on bringing your stuff in. Hope this helps
@GemmaR (8526)
8 Sep 08
My library will buy books from people for 50p for a hardback and 30p for a paper back. I found this out a couple of months ago from a friend when I was clearing out a house and found thousands (literally) of books. I sold them all to the library for £700, and was very very happy with that profit! Some of them they put on their shelves, but they also shared them out around the libraries in the area, and sold some in a sale to the public for a bit more than what they bought them for.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
8 Sep 08
They may do so.. I know that you can donate used books to them. The only way for you to know this is to contact your local library about this question.. I hope that they can give you the answer that you need.
• United States
8 Sep 08
I never heard of a public library buying used material from patrons. But I would never have thought of selling to them, so maybe I am wrong. I always donate books, videos and cd's to the library after I don't have a use for them anymore. Most libraries are on a tight budget these days and could use the donations.