Donating Books & DVDs
May 2019: We have temporarily suspended book donations while we are undergoing major renovations. For a list of other libraries accepting donations please visit this page.
We accept hardcover and quality (trade) paperback books and media materials (DVD, CD, audiobooks) both fiction and nonfiction in good condition.
There are drive-up drop-off bins in the library's underground parking garage or you can bring them to the Customer Service Desk in the library. Tax donation forms are available at either spot.
Materials we accept include:
- Body, Mind & Spirit
- Children's DVDs
- Disney books
- Board books
- Christmas books
- Coffee Table Books
- Collectible Books
- Crafts & Hobbies
- Foreign Language & ESL
- House & Home
- Performing Arts
- Pets & Animals
- Science & Technology
- Sheet Music
- Social Sciences
Materials We DO NOT Accept Include:
- Encyclopedias, Condensed Reader's Digest books, textbooks
- Books copyrighted three years from the current year in the following categories: Business management and economics, computer, education, physical and mental health and psychology.
- Plastic or vinyl records
- VHS tapes
- Cassette tapes
- Books that are:
water damaged or have other liquid stains
musty, mildewed or smoke odors
dusty and grime
missing or damaged covers and/or spines
heavily highlighted or underscored
Large Quantities of Books
If you have a large volume of books, please call the Library's Communications Department at 315-457-0310 x112 before dropping them off.
Hard covers in poor condition should go in the trash. Paperbacks can go in your blue bin. Questions about proper disposal of books and records should be directed to the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA) at 315-453-2866 or online at OCRRA.org.
We appreciate your cooperation.