The Used Book Store is open with temporary hours based on volunteer availability. Donations are accepted but limited to 2 boxes or 3 bags of materials. Re-opening is dependent on COVID-19 restrictions, and capacity in the Used Book Store will be limited to 4 people at a time.
The Used Book Store is also looking for volunteers. Volunteer applications are available at the Used Book Store entrance or online below.
In the ongoing effort to support Library programs and special projects, the Friends of the Glenview Library operate a thriving Used Book Store (UBS). Conveniently located in the southwest corner of the Library Lobby, hundreds of donated books and other media are for sale during regular Library hours. A small army of dedicated volunteers sort donations, assist in maintenance of materials, and staff the sales desk. Stop by and browse the well-organized collection and enjoy the quiet reading nook. New books arrive daily for every age and interest. Visit often to take advantage of special offers. For further information, call 847-901-5910. Support Your Library and Save. Used Book Store Volunteer Application
Storefront on Amazon
The more unusual and rare titles are sold on Amazon. Each of these specially selected books is available for sale and pick up at the Used Book Store. You won’t need to incur shipping costs when you make your purchases at the Used Book Store at the Glenview Library.
Guidelines for Donations
The Friends of the Glenview Library appreciates every donation and recognizes that the Used Book Store would not exist without the community support. To operate efficiently, we must use every donation to support the library, and, therefore, all items must be in good condition. We cannot accept items that have been wet, show evidence of mold, have broken bindings, or missing covers. Please remember, ”If you wouldn’t read it, don’t donate it.”
Drop off items at the Used Book Store, located in the southwest corner of the Library Lobby.
Gently used books in good condition
Fiction or nonfiction books for adults or children
Classics in good condition
Computer/technology books published within the last 3 years
Textbooks, business, and reference books published within the last 5 years
Health and medical books published after 2015
Travel guides published after 2018
CDs/DVDs in good working condition
Sheet music and LPs
Books in poor condition (including damaged, torn, or broken bindings; dirty, moldy, or water damaged pages; or containing highlights, underlining, or markings)
Binders from classes or seminars with loose materials
Empty CD/DVD cases
Magazines (including National Geographic)
No magazine donations are being accepted by either the Book Store or the Library.
Donation receipts listing the number and types of books/materials donated are available. We do not place a value on the donation. That is up to you and your tax advisor.
Commuter Service & Price List
Paperback books are delivered to the Glenview Train Stations, as a special service to Glenview commuters.