Asian Library has recently joined the UBC-BWB partnership in handling discarded library materials.
UBC Point Grey, UBC Okanagan and the UBC Bookstore have long developed partnerships with Better World Books, an award winning online bookstore “with a soul” based in Atlanta, GA. This company is considered a trail blazer among newly emerging socially and environmentally responsible businesses that makes every effort to resell materials sent to it from libraries and institutions around the world. It also donates educational materials to organizations throughout North America and the world over as well as recycles all materials it cannot sell in an environmentally responsible manner.
As usual, Asian Library will first put out discarded items and unneeded gift books for sale at the library. Sending materials to Better World Books is only a sober “last” look for these materials.