Sustainable Shelves Program
Sustainable Shelves is a new service, powered by Baker & Taylor, that helps libraries responsibly remove weeded or unwanted books from their collections.
Join Sustainable Shelves Program
Weeded books are picked up at no cost
Library is credited 30 days after receipt of books
Establish preferred weeding process
Weed the collection
Dollars from weeded collection benefit library and community
How does it work?
Library provides Baker & Taylor with weed list
List is valued and categorized into two groups (resale and recycle)
Library weeds books
Baker & Taylor arranges pick up of books at no cost
Library is credited for collection within 30 days of receipt
A simple, flexible process for libraries to get Baker & Taylor credit for weeded books quickly
Books that are not suited for resale are responsibly recycled
Save valuable staff time not managing book sales or researching donation options
Generate additional funds for your library while maintaining a vibrant, circulating collection
Answering the Sustainability Question
How libraries can embed this core value into their work
ALA Adding Sustainability as a Core Value of Librarianship
Libraries, Development and the United Nations 2030 Agenda
How do Libraries Further Development?
Keep your collection relevant and circulating
Reduce your library’s environmental impact
Reinvest in your library and impact outreach and literacy in your community
Are you interested in learning more about Sustainable Shelves?
Let us know!