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Book & Media Donations

Donation Pickups are suspended in preparation for the 69th Annual Booksale. We will resume pickups the week of July 11th.

 

Donations can be dropped off at our warehouse until June 9th. Or to the 69th Annual Booksale. The warehouse will be closed from June 10th - June 27th.

Mahalo for your patience.

 

Where:  

  • 99-1132 Iwaena St., in ‘Aiea, 96701. Enter the yard on the mauka side of the building.                  MONDAY - FRIDAY - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

or

 

Hours: 

  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Excluding State Holidays.

 

 

 

What do we Accept?:

  • All Hawaiiana and Pacific materials regardless of condition
  • Any vintage materials that are likely to have significant value, regardless of condition
  • Books
  • Art
  • Records/Vinyl
  • CDʻs
  • DVDʻs
  • Maps
  • Puzzles
  • Games

 

What we Donʻt Accept:

  • Cassette Tapes
  • VHS Tapes
  • Damaged Materials - broken spines, loose pages, hi-lighted or written-in, torn
  • Materials with excessive discoloration
  • No Materials that are moldy, dirty or infested with insects (Use the rule of thumb - if you would not want them in your house, no one else would either)
  • Textbooks, encyclopedias, medical, and law books more than five (5) years old
  • Government reports, pamphlets, binders, etc.
  • Magazines *(Exceptions: Hawaiian or Pacific subjects)
  • Travel books more than ten (10) years old unless they have many pictures or appear to have literary value. *(Exceptions:  If the books cover Hawai‘i or the Pacific)

 

Exceptions: 

  • All Hawaiiana and Pacific Materials
  • Any materials that appear to have or may have significant value. i.e. vintage books

 

Receipt: If you come during our posted hours, we will be able to provide you with a receipt. Donations to Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i are tax-deductible. Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization approved by Section 501 (c)(3) of the IRC.


All donations to FLH are used for the support and promotion of the Hawai‘i State Public Library System. Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i is primarily staffed by volunteers who sort and price donations.

 

Material that is not considered saleable or any excess is:

1. Donated to other non-profits,

2. Recycled if possible,

3. Or must be disposed of at a cost to FLH.

 

Please be aware of these additional costs which mean less support for the libraries. To avoid unnecessary sorting and expense, please only donate materials that fall under our accepted guidelines shown above. Mahalo for your support!

 

Book & Media Pick up - Donation Pickups are suspended in preparation for the 69th Annual Booksale. We will resume pickups the week of July 11th. Donations can be dropped off at our warehouse until June 9th. Or to the 69th Annual Booksale. Mahalo for your patience.

Please click on the link to fill out the request form. FLH will pick-up your books and media ONLY if you have 10 boxes or more due to time restrictions and number of requests. 

Book & Media Pick Up Request 

 

(A sample receipt is shown below.)

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