Open 7 days a week for limited service: look for books and check them out! Call 781-235-1610 for Library information.

No computers, copiers, meeting rooms or seating available at this time.

Self-check Express Holds Pickup is available from the Wakelin Room.
Book drops are open at all three locations for returns.
The library will be closed for regular business on Tuesday, December 1st. Open for voting only.

Book Sales


The Friends gladly accept your donations of gently-used books, CDs, DVDs and puzzles. Please bring all items to the Main Library. Individual books can be placed in the large silver drop box across from Jackie’s Room. Bags and boxes should be left next to the drop box. Thank you for your cooperation. We are very grateful for your contributions.

The Friends can only accept clean items without mold, torn pages or stains. Thank you for your cooperation.


Now that the main library is open for limited-capacity browsing, the Friends ongoing book sale is once again up and running with fully stocked bookshelves. We are constantly restocking the ongoing shelves with a variety of books by some of your favorite authors; Ruth Ware, Jodi Picoult, J.D. Robb to name a few. You’ll find a large selection of book club favorite fiction and non-fiction books as well as an entire bookcase dedicated to young adults and youth. There is something for book lovers of all ages.

Many of you have asked how you can support the Libraries at this crucial time. We ask you to remember that our three annual book sales support a significant amount of programming at the Libraries, as well as the fish tank and the museum pass program. The absence of our Spring & Fall Sales is significant. Please consider renewing your Friends Membership or making a donation to help us continue to support the many wonderful programs the library offers that are sponsored by The Friends.

While staying at home, we know you may be doing some cleaning of your bookshelves to contribute to our book sales. We thank you, in advance, for your tax-deductible donations of gently-used, good quality books, DVDs, CDs and audio books. We also welcome vintage books in excellent condition and this year we will be accepting textbooks published after 2015. We are sorry but we cannot accept old, moldy, stained or damaged materials, or VHS tapes. However, Wellesley’s RDF (Recycling & Disposal Facility) will accept “non-pass-along” books and paperbacks. Recycle paperbacks in the mixed paper bins. Hard covered books in poor condition should go in trash containers. The rule of thumb is, if you would pass it along to a friend, pass it along to the Friends! Watch for donation collection information in the future.

CONTRIBUTE TO THE FRIENDS ON AmazonSmile During these difficult times, Amazon has become a lifeline for many who are sheltering at home, unable to go out and get supplies. The Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries is now a charity listed on AmazonSmile. Go to AmazonSmile and select Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries as your preferred charity. Each time you shop, the AmazonSmile Foundation will automatically donate 0.5% of the purchase price from eligible purchases. Remember, only purchases made at will generate AmazonSmile donations.



Here’s a note from one of our happy book sale customers:

To the Friends of Wellesley Free Library:
Hello: I feel compelled to write after having attended the recent book sale.  I am a Wellesley resident, and though I have been to your other sales, this one was spectacular.  Everything was very clean and well-organized.  I usually purchase a number of children’s books for my grandchildren but this year I could hardly carry them all away.  There were beautiful hardcover and paperback books, including some classics, that looked new.  Thank you so much for your excellent volunteer work both for the library and the community.  It is greatly appreciated.
S. J. D. Wellesley

If you would like to volunteer at one of our book sales, send an email to The Friends or sign up at Become a Volunteer.

Not yet a member? Join NOW!

Ongoing Book Sales

Did you know about the Friends Ongoing Book Sale? 

Year-round a selection of specially chosen, gently-used books are available for sale on the first floor of the Main Library, next to the circulation desk. You’ll find we have something for book lovers of every genre and all ages. Titles include popular fiction, non-fiction, gardening, travel, art and children’s books.

Guidelines for donating items

Items we accept:

  • Paperback Books
  • Hardcover Books
  • DVDs
  • Audio Book CDs & Books on Tape
  • Music CDs

Items we no longer accept:

  • Cassette Music Tapes or Records (LPs and 45s)
  • Movie Video Tapes (VHS)
  • Encyclopedias
  • College Prep Workbooks or Study Guides prior to 2017
  • Magazines, including National Geographic

Want to Volunteer?

We love volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering for a book sales event or for any other Friends event please fill out the form below and one of our members will follow up with you and provide more details. Thank you!

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