USBE accepts journals AND books from libraries, organizations, individuals, etc. and immediately makes them available to others!

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216-241-6960 to find out how we can help you recycle your unwanted books or journals!

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USBE is always in need of 2013-2015 medical and technical journals (single issues & complete volumes).


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Donational Program
Each week USBE sets aside for free distribution to libraries in developing countries and libraries in all other locations that have severe budgetary problems, hundreds of bound volumes and thousands of unbound issues of periodicals. Read more.



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The United States Book Exchange ( USBE ) is a 60 year old nonprofit organization which supplies back issues of scholarly periodicals, trade journals, popular magazines and other serials to libraries worldwide. USBE is your best source for back issues with over 17,000 titles and 5 million back issues available.

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Help us help others
USBE needs your unwanted publications!

USBE is currently in need of the following items:

Scholarly journal issues in all fields (medical, technical , arts & humanities) published from 2013 to present, as well as scholarly books and monographs in all fields. USBE also needs complete volumes (sets and runs) of various journals published over the last 150 years. Feel free to email your list of volumes.

Publications Not Needed

Due to shrinking storage space and lack of demand, USBE asks that you please do NOT send any of the following as donations to USBE:
JSTOR titles
Medical journal titles published prior to 2013
ALL Abstract titles

Journal titles prior to 2013 published by:
American Chemical Society
Institute of Physics (IOP)
American Institute of Physics
Microfilm / Microfiche


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