University of Wisconsin–Madison

UW Law School Library Text Recycling Progam

As the semester draws to a close and many of us plan on heading home for a well-deserved winter break, remember how you can help out others, recycle your books, or just help out the library.  At the end of the semester last Spring, the Law Library collected your used textbooks for recycling.  We received a very large amount of donations, and hope to get more this winter. 

We use these books in our giveaways during National Library Week in April, and during New Student Orientation in August.  If there is a book that you no longer need and it is just taking up space, be sure to drop it off in one of our recycling bins, located at the circulation desk in the law library or near the copy shop on the second floor (near the vending machines).  Any books that we can't give away, we will properly recycle.  This is a great way to help out a future law student, and go a little greener at the same time! 

The donation bins will be out until January 15th, so you have plenty of time to clean out your locker, your bag or your apartment and get your books to us.  If you have any questions, feel free to email either Kris Turner or Mary Jo Koranda. Thanks, and happy recycling! 

The official notice, with further information, is below. 

Recycling your Used Law Texts:
As the semester draws to a close, you may be finding that your locker has become jammed full of old books gathered during a semester of hard work. Instead of trashing your old law books, help us become a little greener by recycling them! There are bins at the circulation desk of the law library (on the fifth floor) and near the vending machines in the locker room (near the Sidebar Cafe) where you can place your books that you don't need anymore. You can do your part to make the law school a little more sustainable and perhaps help out another law student.

Submitted by Kristopher Turner on December 18, 2012

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