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Lineberger Memorial Library

Book Donation Policy

Book Donations
The Lineberger Memorial Library no longer accepts donations of books and other materials from personal libraries.  In the past, the library staff worked hard to handle book donations, evaluate and process them, and to manage book sales to students and the public.  Increasingly, the library finds fewer books among donations that can be added to the library’s holdings, and that we must recycle or discard materials that library patrons do not buy.  In addition, many of today’s students prefer to acquire titles in digital format and download them to their personal e-readers. 

The library is grateful for the generosity of past donors, and would like to assist you in locating organizations that will accept your donations.  For your convenience, we have compiled a list of local and national organizations that may be able to help you find new homes for your books.
Columbia Area
Ed’s Editions (Used and collectable books - West Columbia)  
His House Ministries (thrift shop - West Columbia)   
Better World Books (no textbooks)
Lexington County Library Friends of the Library (see your branch for details)
Richland Library
International Book Project, Inc.  Lexington, KY, seeking textbooks, vocational books, and children's books less than 10 years old in good condition. See the website for more information.
Stevens Gallery & Framing  Raleigh, N.C.  Bible commentaries and books on religion.
Theological Book Network, Inc. See the website for their needs.
United for Libraries good condition, antique, rare, and collectible, as well as newer textbooks, children’s books, and popular mass market hard and paperbacks.
Women’s Prison Book Project (newer paperbacks)
Archival materials: 
If you have biographical information on Lutheran pastors, call letters, clergy correspondence, sermons, manuscripts, photos, or other historical documents that you think might be of interest to the Region Nine Archives, please contact them at the website below.  The Archives also houses some artifacts such as battlefield communion sets, objects brought home from missionary tours, and church dioramas.
James R. Crumley Jr. Archives