General FAQ

When are you open?

We are open Wednesday and Thursday from 3-6pm, and Saturday from 9am-noon. Any closures (such as for extreme weather) will be reported on this site as well as our social media accounts.

Do you only accept children's books?

We accept books of all reading levels and genres in good condition. Children's books through YA are distributed through our Book Bank and Bookmobile programs, and adult books are sold with proceeds benefitting those programs.

Are the books free?

Anyone is welcome to come in to the Book Bank and take 25 books free per month. Children under 13 are always welcome to as many as they can carry. Depending on your need, we have a series of membership options that provide access to more books per month, which you can read about here

How can I buy from your adult collection?

We do not sell adult books on site,  but you can search for us (The Maryland Book Bank) on online book retailers like Amazon to shop our adult books and support our non-profit work. 

I want to donate books/host a book drive.

Please see our book donation page here or book drive page here

Can I donate outside of your open hours?

Yes! Our South loading dock is open 24/7 and contains donation receipts. Simply leave your boxes on the dock and fill out the receipt, taking the white copy and leaving us the yellow carbon copy for our records.

How can I find you?

See our directions page here for written instructions. You can also see our Instagram Highlights (@mdbookbank) for photo instructions.

How can I get the Bookmobile to come to my school/event?

You can apply for a Bookmobile visit here. We do our best to accommodate specific dates and to distribute visits fairly, but our wait list is extensive, often ranging in the hundreds. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to distribute as many books as possible.

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