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Weeding the Library Collection: Where do weeded books go?

A guide to the weeding project at Loras College Library.

Where do weeded books go?

We send the books to Better World Books – an organization that donates books to third world countries, provides funding for global literacy, works with over 3,000 libraries nationwide, and resells books.  Books that do not get donated or sold are recycled to reduce the carbon footprint.

They work with literacy programs like Room to Read, Books for Africa, Worldfund, National Center for Family Literacy, and 80 other literacy partners.

  • As of October 2013, they had “raised over $15 million for Literacy including:
  • Over $7.5 million for over 80 literacy and education nonprofits
  • Over $8 million for libraries nationwide
  • Contributed more than $3.1 million to college service clubs who have run book drives
  • Directly sent more than 8.8 million books to Books for Africa, the National Center for Family Literacy, and Feed the Children.”

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