Little Free Library FAQs

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General

A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Little Free Library book exchanges have a unique, personal touch. There is an understanding that real people are sharing their favorite books with their community; Little Libraries have been called “mini-town squares.”

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Anyone can share books in local Little Free Library book-sharing boxes! Use Little Free Library’s world map to find Little Libraries near you. Then, visit the Little Library of your choice and leave some books inside. It’s that easy! Please be respectful, though, and don’t cram books in a Library that’s already full. Speak with the homeowner or business owner where the Library is installed if you’re not sure if it’s OK to leave books.

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Yes, Little Free Library is a registered nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. To learn more about us and how this worldwide movement got started visit our About page, or watch the video below to take a tour of Little Free Library headquarters in Hudson, WI!

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There are more than 90,000 registered Little Free Library book-sharing boxes in 91 countries worldwide. Find some in your area using our world map.

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For information on the correct usage of Little Free Library’s logo and a link to download it, visit the Press Resources page of our website. The logo is available in the section titled Little Free Library Logos, Trademarks and Service Marks.

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Little Free Library is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Click to download Little Free Library’s W-9.

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Yes, anyone may contribute or take books. The more the merrier! If you take a book (or two) from a Library, you do not need to return that exact book. However, in order to keep the Little Library full of good choices for the whole neighborhood, the next time you swing by the Library bring a few books to share. Little Library book exchanges function on the honor system; everyone contributes to ensure there are always quality books inside. This way, we all win!

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Knock on his or her door or leave a note in the Library itself. See if the steward has included his or her name and contact information on our world map. Introduce yourself! That’s part of the whole idea.

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Check our world map to see if anyone near you is a steward or supporter, then contact that person for advice. The only official representatives of Little Free Library are employees of the nonprofit organization.

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Yes, absolutely! When you register by purchasing a charter sign, we do not automatically save you in our records as the Library steward. We will list you in our records as the charter sign purchaser. After the Libraries have been installed, the steward of each Library needs to fill out an Add your Library to the world map form. The information entered on that form tells us where the Library is actually located and who the steward is.

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No, you do not! If you bought a Little Free Library through our online store, your Library is automatically registered and will come with a charter sign and steward’s packet. These are included in the purchase price. All you need to do is wait for your Library to arrive and then add your Library to the world map.

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