18 Oct 2017
Donate your unwanted books on campus
Staff and students are encouraged to donate any unwanted books at the University Library as part of the Better World Books scheme.
Better World Books is an initiative which collects unwanted books from organisations such as universities and libraries, to then sell on to generate funds for literacy initiatives around the world.
For every book sold, a book is donated to someone in need. Better World Books also provide literacy grants of up to £1000 to non-profit organisations and libraries within the UK and Europe.
The Library accepts any unwanted books from both staff and students and small amounts can be dropped off at the Pilkington Library reception. If you have a large amount of books to donate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
By donating books, you are supporting the University’s current campaign, ‘Waste… let’s get it sorted’ by reusing rather than sending to landfill. Any books not sold by Better World Books will either be donated or recycled – no book is sent to landfill.
All genres of books are welcome, and for more information visit the Sustainability webpages.