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Unwanted Books, Magazines, & Media: Home

How to get rid of books, magazines, and media (example, DVDs, CDs and videos) you no longer want


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Disposing of Books, Magazines, Videos



Austin Community College Library Services is one system with a large number of smaller libraries with limited space - including limited shelving for books and media materials and no storage. ACC Library Services is not accepting gifts or donations of materials at this time.

Thank you for thinking of Austin Community College Library Services for your donation and please read on for other options for giving in the Austin Area.

Recycled Reads is the Austin Public Library's used book store. They accept books and videos (VHS and DVD). See their website for location and hours. Any unwanted books will be recycled, not thrown away. See videos explaining their operations.

Better World Books. The company sells donated books and gives part of the proceeds to charities. They have a dropbox in Austin on Red River Street at Hancock Center.

Goodwill Industries. This nonprofit provides jobs for people with barriers to employment. They accept donations of books, videos (DVD, VHS), records. Many locations in Central Texas.

Half Price Books. A chain of for-profit stores that may pay cash for your material. Read their guide on what materials they will purchase. Locations with maps are available.


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