Re: recycling bound journals Susan Wishnetsky 30 Mar 2007 20:38 UTC

At 12:46 PM 3/30/2007, you wrote:
>We are preparing for a major journal removal project - space driven,
>We are in Staunton, Virginia, Shenandoah Valley.
>Does anyone in our area know a company that would recycle bound journals ?
>We hope to sell, give away, or recycle rather than just send these
>to the dump ...

Here's my old list that I used to send out to donors who had stuff we
didn't want.  I have not updated it in a long time, so it may be
horribly out of date.  There's nothing in your area, either.  But,
what the heck, I'll throw it out there, what's the harm.  SW

Doctors Without Borders
6 East 39th Street,  8th floor
New York, NY 10016
212-679-6800, 212-655-3759

Medical Books for China International
13021 East Florence Avenue
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670-4505
800-554-2245, 310-946-8774

Books for Asia
451 Sixth Street
San Francisco, CA 94119
415-982-4640 ext. 243 or 230

Bridge to Asia
665 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108-2430
(see web site for warehouse addresses for sending actual books)

Brother's Brother Foundation
824 Grandview Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15211-1442

International Book Project
1440 Delaware Avenue
Lexington, KY 40505

Journals in good condition (especially if they're current) can be
offered for sale.  Take a look at what's listed at

If you want to take the trouble to package up individual issues for
the libraries that need them and send a bunch of separate packages,
you can reach hundreds of libraries around the country -- and other
countries -- by sending a message to
<>.  (See
<> for more
information.)  Tell them what you've got.  Word your message
carefully -- if you want reimbursement for shipping, say so; if you
want it in the form of a check, specify that too (a lot of those
libraries reimburse each other with postage stamps!).  If you're not
willing to ship overseas, say so in your message.  I used to
participate in this all the time, and it was a LOT of work, but very
satisfying to know that I was sending my unwanted journals to places
that really wanted them.

That's all I've got.  SW

>Thanks for any suggestions from the local libraries.
>Lucy A. Crews
>Catalog / Serials Librarian
>Grafton Library
>Mary Baldwin College
>Staunton, Virginia   24401
>Ph : 540-887-7088
>Fax : 540-887-7297
>Access, Service, Knowledge :  ASK@Grafton Library

Susan Wishnetsky
Electronic Resources Librarian
Galter Health Sciences Library
The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
303 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611-3008

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