Sustainability-friendly book donation & recycling bins come to WPI!


George C. Gordon Library

Got books?

Through a new partnership with a Massachusetts-based book donation and recycling company, Bay State Book Company, WPI now offers you an easy way to give your books new life.  Two new outdoor book donation bins provide an easy way to recycle your unwanted books.


Gordon Library is often approached by community members with offers of books, and these are still welcome and appreciated! – but our ability to accept donations is limited. Many public libraries also gladly accept book donations for their book sales. (Read more here about Gordon Library collection policies and other donation options.)

If you’re a student clearing out your shelves, a professor moving to a new office, or anyone looking to give your books away, options for donating books not wanted by libraries or book donation services like Better World Books can be out of the way or costly.

Bay State Book Company bins make it easy to intelligently recycle your unwanted books: they carefully sort all donations and identify which books can be resold, which books they can donate to non-profits, and they responsibly recycle any books that can’t find a new home.  You may already have seen their bins near Worcester Public Library or at Holy Cross.

You’ll find WPI’s new Bay State Book Company donation bins in two locations with easy drive-up or pedestrian access: (1) near Park Street Garage entrance, and (2) just inside the entrance to the Boynton Street student commuter parking lot.  Thanks to campus Facilities and the Office of Sustainability for their partnership on this initiative, support for choosing these two sites and for their support for sustainability!

Please contact Diane Dubois at Gordon Library with any questions.