Update on 9/17/2019 - We’ve received an overwhelming number of requests and the Teacher Book Requests program currently has a waiting list. We are doing our best to work through the requests as quickly as possible. If you are flexible about the date when you receive your books, please complete the form below to join our waiting list. Thanks for your patience!

Teacher Book Request Form

Hello! Are you a teacher in the Philadelphia area in need of books for your classroom? Complete the form below and Philly Bookshelf will search our inventory to see if we have a new or lightly used copy of a specific book and/or a box of random books for your grade level.  

This service is free and available to teachers at all schools in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties in Pennsylvania. 

Please note that Philly Bookshelf will do its best to assist you with fulfilling your request for books. However, because we rely on the general public to donate these specific items, we cannot guarantee that your request will be completed at all or within a specific time frame. The more time you provide before a deadline and the more common the book, the greater the likelihood that your request will be fulfilled. 

Let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to working with you!   


Please complete the form below

Name *
Phone *
School Mailing Address *
School Mailing Address
We do our best to meet your requested deadline, however, we currently have a waiting list and it may take several months to receive your books.