Q. Does the SAIS Library accept donations? If not, where can I donate my used books?


The SAIS Library is not accepting book donations at this time. 

Alternative sources to consider are:

Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries (Baltimore campus) welcomes donations of library materials, printed works, manuscripts and other resources, supporting the research mission of the university.

AAFSW Art & Book Fair (Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide) accepts almost any books except textbooks. Contact  202-223-5796 or bookroom@aafsw.org.   The proceeds go to scholarships for Foreign Service students, continuing education scholarships for spouses, Foreign Service projects such as the Foreign Service Youth Foundation and other community projects.

Montgomery County, MD Public Libraries Friends of the Libraries operates a used book store in Rockville that accepts donations.  Other DC area public library systems may have similar programs.  

Another possibility, although more restrictive in terms of what they accept, is the World Bank Family Network Book Project. Contact info:  (202) 473 8960 / bookprojectwbfn@worldbank.org  



  • Last Updated Dec 11, 2018
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  • Answered By Sheila Thalhimer

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