Donating Books & DVDs
The library is phasing in its services during COVID-19.
The donation drop off in the Underground Garage remains closed at this time.
Book donations are being accepted at two OCPL locations:
Maxwell Memorial Library in Camillus is accepting single-box donations. Maxwell can be reached at 315-672-36661.
Jordan Bramley Library in Jordan will accept book donations during its regular hours. Bramley can be reached at 315-689-3296.
The Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library are accepting donations on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. People with four or fewer boxes can drop in. Those with five or more boxes should call 607-272-2223 or email email@example.com to make an appointment. The Friends of the Library Book Sale is located at the Regina C. Lennox Building, 509 Esty Street, Ithaca.
Many non-profit organizations are not accepting book donations at this time.
However, the Goodwill Thrift Stores at 422 Onondaga Blvd. and 3511 Brewerton Road are accepting donations. Some but not all of the Rescue Mission Thrifty Shopper locations also are accepting book donations.
You could also contact Syracuse Little Free Libraries at SyracuseLFL@gmail.com.
Book Riot offered these suggestions.
If you are visiting a drop-off center and hope to bring books to donate, it's best to call ahead to ask.