|Henry Snyder at a California Genealogical Society used book sale.|
The donation of books accounts significantly for the growth in holdings of the California Genealogical Society Library over the past century. Duplicate books and donated items that do not meet the library's retention guidelines are sold and the proceeds support the library.
Library Committee Chair Henry Snyder sent this plea for books:
The Library of the California Genealogical Society needs your books! Our library is built by gifts from members and friends. We are looking for books on family history, genealogies and local history. We accept one book or a whole library of books as long as they are within scope.
Books that are duplicate or out of scope are sold in the library or on ebay. The receipts are used for acquisitions and library needs.
In addition to our online and in-house sales we plan to have books on exhibit and for sale at our upcoming Ancestry Day in San Francisco on November 9, 2013. So we welcome duplicates as well as items new to our library. We will need time to ready the duplicates for sale so if you have books to donate we would appreciate receiving them this summer.
Please call the library at 510-663-1358 and leave a message. A member of the library staff will return your call. We can make pickups in the East Bay and San Francisco in some cases.
—Henry Snyder, Chair Library Committee
Photograph by Kathryn Doyle, 1/11/2011, Oakland, California.
Copyright © 2013 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library.