The Olean Public Library gratefully accepts used books if they can be added to the collection or they can be sold at the Friends of the Library used book sale.

Popular materials such as mysteries, romances, westerns, science fiction and current non-fiction—for adults or children—sell well.

Items we cannot accept include, but are not limited to:

  • Books that are old, musty, dirty, moldy or smelly or that have yellow, brittle, torn, scribbled, or missing pages
  • Textbooks
  • Non-fiction books older than 10 years
  • Encyclopedias
  • Incomplete sets
  • Magazines
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • VHS tapes, Cassette tapes or Vinyl records

To donate used items, please bring them to the Information Desk for inspection. You may request a receipt for tax purposes

—Adopted July 1994, updated April 2013