Donating Books & DVDs
When Will the LPL Accept Book Donations?
Good news! Book donations will be accepted again starting July 1, during library business hours in the designated drop off area in our underground garage. There will be a limit of two boxes per visit. To assist with our book sorting process, we ask that all books must be:
- Published in the last five years, except history or cookbooks.
- Books should be free of mold and must.
- DVDs and CDs will also be accepted.
- Donations will be accepted the first two weeks of each month, the 1st through the 14th.
Interested in volunteering to help us sort books?
There will be an Adult Volunteer Orientation event from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 in the Carman Community Room. Register to attend at https://lpl.libcal.com/event/9242764. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information, or by filling out the form that will be included in the July-August Program Guide and dropping it off at the Information @ LPL Desk. The guide will be available in the library and at lpl.org/programguide in mid-June.
Here is the book donation list for OCPL libraries as of Feb. 17, 2022:
Baldwinsville Public Library – accepting donations the last week of April
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville – donations accepted, if more than one box/bag please email Brian at babbott@CLDandJ.org
East Syracuse Free Library – donations accepted but call first
Fairmount Community Library – not until April for the May sale
Fayetteville Free Library – accepting one box at a time, schedule an appointment for more
Jordan – donations accepted (no textbooks, encyclopedias, or National Geographic magazines)
LaFayette Public Library – donations accepted, please call first
Manlius Library – 2 bags/boxes per visit with limitations. Call for more information
Marcellus Free Library – one box at a time. Call to make arrangements if you have more
Maxwell Memorial Library – one box/bag per visit, no textbooks/encyclopedias/Readers Digest, nothing in poor condition (smelly, moldy)
Minoa Library – two bags/boxes per visit
NOPL – donations accepted (no encyclopedias, no magazines, no ReadersDdigest). Everything in good condition, over 25 items please make an appointment
Onondaga Free Library - not at this time (until June book sale)
Salina Library – donations accepted in May ahead of their sale
Skaneateles Library – donations accepted
Solvay Public Library – not taking donations at this time
Tully Free Library – no donations at this time
Find library phone numbers at OCPL site.