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Used book sales support the library

Donate your used books:

Friends of the Chandler Public Library Donation Guidelines

We accept:

  • Adult and children’s hardback and paperback books
    Audio CDs,
    Blu-ray Discs
    Current issues (within the past 12 months) of popular magazines.
We do not accept:
  • Water-damaged, mildewed, musty, strong-smelling or soiled books
    Damaged books (torn/loose pages, broken spines, missing pages/covers etc.) needing repair
    Scratched/unplayable CDs or DVDs
    Readers Digest Condensed Books
    Encyclopedias (World Book, Britannica, etc.)
    National Geographic magazine
    School textbooks
    Computer or technical books over 2 years old
    Computer software
    Cassette tapes
    Loose CDs, DVDs, etc. without their original cases
    Home-recorded (aka burned) CDs, DVDs, etc.
    Non-book or media items (e.g. toys, calendars, cards, puzzles, etc.)
Donations are always welcome for the Friends’ on-going sales. All accepted item donations are tax deductible. Receipts for tax purposes are available. Proceeds from used book sales are used to fund library programs and services.

Please bring donations inside the library during regular open hours. If you have several boxes of items, please ask Pages or Information Desk staff about use of a book cart. 


Help us at the book sales:

Volunteers are always welcome to help the Friends by working in the used book department: sorting, pricing, shelving -- as well as at our Half Price Book Sales: setting up, arranging books for display, assisting visitors, restocking tables and cleaning up at sale’s end. For more information about volunteering for the used books department and/or the seasonal book sales, contact the Outreach Coordinator or call 480-782-2800.