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Donating Books to the Sosnick Library

Books to donate? Here are the guidelines:

With limited space and so many wonderful Jewish books and authors, we must be selective about acquisitions. We do not accept books over 20 years old. 

If you wish, you can bring all your book donations to the library. We will find homes for them, either in our catalog, or with other Jewish or non-Jewish sources. You can also bring them to the “little free library” in the foyer outside the CBI Chapel.

When you bring books in, sign in at the reception desk and let the staff know that you’re donating books. Please label your delivery with your name and contact information. Accepted donations will be acknowledged with a book plate (unless you ask for anonymity).

If you prefer to determine for yourself where the books end up, here are some guidelines.

First, do we already have it? You can check the on-line catalog ( and search to see if your book is already on our shelf. Except for some children’s books, we don’t usually keep duplicates.

In general, materials need to have some Jewish content even if they are by a Jewish author. (However, we happily accept books written by congregants on any topic.) We are becoming much more selective about CD’s and DVD’s, given the wide availability of streaming and Netflix-type services.

Finally, we are attempting to create a more contemporary collection with greater Jewish diversity. So we are especially focused on materials reflecting Sephardic cultures, children and young adult books that show children of mixed heritage or abilities, audio books and large print books for visually impaired readers.

Mon, June 17 2024 11 Sivan 5784