This year you will be able to recycle your unwanted books between 29 August and 12 September, there’ll be a drop-off point in the Stockwell Street Library or boxes can be delivered on Greenwich campus

Following a successful run last year with 1666 books recycled for good causes, we're pleased to announce the scheme will take place again this year.

The Book Rescuers work with institutions and libraries across the UK to reduce their environmental impact by recycling hundreds of thousands of books, diverting them away from landfill towards a good cause. They raise vital funds for libraries and their charity partner, The African Children's Education Trust (A-CET), giving thousands of young people in Africa access to an education.  We have worked with the Book Rescuers for many years and thanks to this collaboration have been able to fund the Thesis Digitisation Project and raise thousands of pounds to support A-CET.

How to recycle your books

There are two options available:

  1. Request a box delivery to your workplace, which you can fill and return to the Stockwell Street Library. If you are interested in box delivery, please contact Rhiannon Matthews before Friday 18 August, please note your box delivery address must be on Greenwich campus and only the boxes provided can be used.
  2. Drop your books at the drop-off point by the Ground Floor Welcome Desk in the Stockwell Street Library between 29 August and 12 September (inclusive).

Please note: The library can only take books and cannot accept conference papers or journals.