Friends of the West Bloomfield Township Public Library
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Donations


Donations of Books and Media
Thank you for donating books and/or media to the Friends of the West Bloomfield Library. All donations are sold at their book sales or in the Friendshop, the volunteer-run book shop at the Main Library. The proceeds are used to fund the purchase of special library materials and equipment and sponsor numerous programs throughout the year such as Music @ Main and What's Cooking.

How to Donate Used Books and Media
Books and media can be placed in the brown Friends of the Library volunteers' donation bin located near the drive-up window on the west side of the Main Library. Library staff are unable to assist with unloading bags and boxes of donations. Donated items need to be placed individually in the brown Friends donation bin outside the Main Library near the drive-up window. Bags and boxes of books or media will not be accepted inside the Main Library including the Friendshop. The donation bin will be locked during the weekends of book sales due to a lack of storage space. The donation bin will be locked and unavailable for donations on holidays when the Library is closed or during the week between Christmas and New Year's. See the Library's holiday closing schedule on the website:. See the Library holiday schedule.

Bulk Book and Media Donations
Library staff are unable to assist with unloading bags and boxes of donations. Donated items need to be placed individually in the brown Friends donation bin outside the Main Library near the drive-up window. Bags and boxes of books or media will not be accepted inside the Main Library including the Friendshop.

If you have a large load of books or media to drop off, you can contact the Friends of the Library to set an appointment for them to assist you. A Friends’ volunteer will meet you at the receiving room door near the drive-up window and take your donations. To make an appointment, call the Friends at (248) 232-2222 to leave a message.

Donation receipts are available at the drive-up window when the Library is open. No donations of books or media are accepted at the Westacres Branch.



Donations especially needed:
  • Books published within the last five years, both fiction and non-fiction
    in good to excellent and salable condition (hardcover or paperback)
  • Children's books
  • DVDs, CDs, books on CD
  • Attractive cookbooks, travel, nature and coffee table type books
Donations not accepted
  • Books that have been improperly stored and are smelly, damp, dirty, torn or written in
  • Computer, health or self-help books that are more than five years' old
  • Magazines, newspapers, catalogs or academic journals
  • Tapes, VHS, audio cassettes
  • Textbooks, medical or law books, academic monographs

The following organizations will also accept books and media donations or items for recycling in bulk quantity:

Goodwill (Commerce location)
3281 Crumb Rd, Commerce, North of Maple Rd.
(248) 859-5927
Hours: Monday – Saturday 9AM – 9PM; Sunday 12PM – 5PM

Salvation Army (Orchard Lake location)
3232 Orchard Lake Rd, North of Commerce Rd.
(248) 681-8751
Hours: Monday – Saturday 9AM – 10PM; Sunday closed

SOCRRA Recycling Drop-Off Center (Troy location)
995 Coolidge Hwy. (Between 14 Mile Rd. and Maple Rd.
(248) 288-5150
Hours: Monday – Friday 7AM – 6PM; Saturday 8AM – 2PM;
Sunday closed
St. Vincent de Paul (Orchard Lake location)
2375 Orchard Lake Rd., South of Middlebelt Rd.
(248) 221-5129
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10AM – 7PM; Sunday 12PM – 4PM

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
Schedule home pick-up
www.vvapickup.org • (800) 775-8387




Friendshop Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Contact Us:
248-232-2234

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