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Subject: ex-library books??
Date Posted: 8/8/2009 4:22 PM ET
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I'm curious if these are postable. I have several that I would like to get off of my bookshelf. They are nice copies but they have the library stamp on the sides of the pages and the shelf stickers on the spine.. Thanks



Date Posted: 8/8/2009 4:23 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2009
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They are postable.  As long as there aren't any stamps on the text pages.

from the help docs:  Library Books

Yes, decirculated library books may be swapped at PBS.

  • Ex-library books often have stamps inside or on the binding: this is fine.  

If you receive an ex-library book that is not clearly marked "withdrawn" (not all libraries do this), you should contact the library to ask them if this book is still part of their collection.

  • If the book is still part of the library's active collection, you should contact us.

If you do not wish to receive ex-library books, you should put this into your Requestor Conditions in your Account Settings.

Last Edited on: 8/8/09 4:25 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/8/2009 5:10 PM ET
Member Since: 1/15/2007
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The stamps can be on text pages as long as they don't obscure text.


This is a used-book swapping site; books are not expected to be in like-new condition.

  • Older books may have some page yellowing or spine-creasing or dogeared pages; these are all OKAY.
  • Decirculated library books may have various markings and/or stamps inside or outside or on the page edges of the book; this is OKAY.  These may not obscure text.
Date Posted: 8/8/2009 5:15 PM ET
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