The Friends of the OSU Libraries accept donations of gently used books. The donated books are reviewed by the Libraries’ collection managers, who determine if the books should be added to the Libraries’ collection. Hundred of these books are added, enriching the resources available to students, faculty and the community.
Books that are not added to the collection are sent to Better World Books, which sells the books through several online sites. A portion of the profits are returned to the Friends of the OSU Libraries to support various Friends’ projects. Another percentage of the sales go to a selected literacy-based organization.
If you live in the greater Columbus area and have a large quantity of books you would like to donate, please submit your request here or call 614-688-8676 to arrange to have the books picked up. Donations must be boxed for pickup. You will receive a donation acknowledgement form you can use for tax purposes.
Please note that the Libraries are not able to accept encyclopedia sets, journals, magazines or Reader’s Digest.