The Ferndale Area District Library welcomes donations of books, but we ask that they be in “like new” condition. That means no torn, yellowed, water-damaged, or marked pages; no broken bindings or stained covers.
Receiving books that are in the best condition assures that they can potentially be included in the library’s circulating collection, or put into the Friends of the Ferndale Library used book store for its ongoing fundraising sales. Otherwise, it just makes more work (and more trash) for us.
Due to limitations of storage space for donations, it is helpful to contact us first, by phone, before organizing/transporting your intended donation: 248-546-2504
We DO Accept: hardcover and paperback books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks. We accept textbooks, but we ask that they be no more than five years old.
WE DO NOT Accept: encyclopedias, magazines, vinyl records.
If you have books that don’t meet these standards, remember that you can recycle your old paperback books in your home recycling bins. Hardcover books can be taken to SOCCRA’ recycling center, located at 995 Coolidge, (between 14 Mile and Maple, across from Meijer): (248) 288-5150
If you have any questions, contact Reference Librarian Ed Burns at