Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library and Better World Books helping to save unwanted books from landfills

If you have unwanted books, DVDs, or books on CD in your office, dorm, or at home, and they meet the accepted requirements listed below, please bring them to the library, and they will be shipped to Better World Books, which collects and sells books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide.

The library will receive 15 percent of the net sale price, and Books for Africa will receive five percent of the net sale price. Unsold books will be donated to Books for Africa or will be recycled.

Books/Materials accepted:

? Antiquarian, rare, and collectible Books
? Dictionaries and thesauruses
? DVDs & books on CD (must be operable and include original artwork and casing)
? Ex-library copies
? Gently–used children’s books (especially Newberry winners)
? Hardcover fiction and non-fiction
? Mass market paperbacks (like new condition, copyright 1980 or newer)
? Monographs
? Textbooks (copyright 1998 or newer)
? Trade paperbacks
? Travel books (copyright 2003 or newer)

Books/materials not accepted:

? Dirty, moldy, water-damaged, missing covers or pages, etc.
? Academic journals or literacy criticisms
? Activity books (coloring, crosswords, etc.)
? Books published by magazines
? Case law and procedural law books
? Custom course packets
? Directories or telephone books
? Encyclopedia Britannica, World Books or incomplete sets
? LP Records, VHS, cassettes, or CDs
? Open software sets
? Periodicals or magazines (National Geographic, TV Guides, etc.)
? Tax or government documents
? Who’s Who, Book Club Editions, Harlequin Romance Novels, Reader’s Digest

For more information, call 305-899-4051 or e-mail

For more information about Better World Books, visit