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.
Here is the book donation list for OCPL libraries as of Aug. 27, 2021:
Baldwinsville Public Library – no donations at this time
Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville – no donations until after Labor Day
East Syracuse Free Library – no donations at this time
Fairmount Community Library – no donations at this time
Fayetteville Free Library – accepting 1 box at a time
LaFayette Public Library – yes but with limitations, please call
Manlius Library – 2 bags/boxes per visit with limitations. Call for more info.
Marcellus Free Library - no donations at this time
Maxwell Memorial Library – 1 box/bag per visit, no textbooks/encyclopedias/Readers Digest, nothing in poor condition (smelly, moldy)
Minoa Library - We are taking donations starting June 1. We accept fiction, current non-fiction, cookbooks, and kids books, as well as DVD's and Blu-ray. We do not accept textbooks or anything in poor condition.
Onondaga Free Library - not at this time (or until they have another book sale)
Salina Library – no donations at this time
Skaneateles Library – no donations at this time; possibly in the fall
Solvay Public Library - accepting small numbers of books and DVDs at a time. All donations need to be in good condition, and we do not accept magazines, National Geographics, textbooks or Readers Digest condensed books.
Tully Free Library – no donations at this time
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.