Donate your Books

We need books!

Pile of booksBooks, CD’s, DVDs, whatever*!  Make room for new books on your shelves by donating your old books to the Friends book sale.  All proceeds go to help the Michigan Tech Van Pelt and Opie Library.

*Alas, there are things we do not take:

  • old, tattered, yellowed, marked up or damaged books
  • marked up lab manuals or instructor’s class guides
  • magazines, journals, and similar things
  • outdated almanacs, travel guides, computer manuals, etc.
  • catalogs, telephone books
  • general encyclopedias or similar sets (unless of high quality/rarity or specialty types [e.g., a 3-vol. Enclylopedia of WWII Aircraft])

If you have only a few book sale donations, you may drop them off in the shiny donation box located in the Library’s front vestibule.

If you have boxes or bags of books, you may unload them at the Library loading dock during library hours, but please call a Library staff member at the Service Desk at 906-487-2508 to have someone meet you at the loading dock to bring them in.

If you need help getting your donations to the Library, contact Friends board members Susan Martin (906-###-####; for weekday pickups or Steven Walton (906-487-3272; to arrange weekend pickups.