The Awesome Box sits next to the regular drop box. Return to one box or the other.

Some Awesome Box bookmarks

We built Awesome Boxes for several libraries at Harvard

An Awesome Box sticker out in the wild

Awesome Box

an alternate returns box that sits alongside your library's regular book drop

About

The Awesome Box is an alternate returns box that sits alongside your library's regular book drop.

If you are returning an item that you really connected with, drop it in the Awesome Box instead of the regular book drop. Library staff will tag it as Awesome and share it with your library community.

The Awesome Box is popular. It is in over 250 libraries in all parts of the US and beyond.

Why it's good

The Awesome Box's key feature is that it doesn't ask the user to significantly alter their behavior. They are already returning the item to the library, we're only asking them to choose between two boxes.

There are no reviews to write or accounts to log into, just physically vote by returning the item to one box or the other.

Collaboration

Annie Cain and I built the Awesome Box together in the Harvard Library Innovation Lab.

Source Code

Source code is available through a dual MIT/GPL license on GitHub.

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