Please call 610-820-2400 x141 to discuss your donation before bringing material to the library.
Cleaning out your attic?
Thinking of donating those old books to the library?
Thank you for thinking of the Allentown Public Library!
We are happy to take books and A-V material in good, clean condition, especially the following:
Fiction – current or former bestsellers, titles published in the last 5 years, classic mysteries
Nonfiction – on topics of interest to the general reader, published in the last 5 years
Paperbacks – fiction and nonfiction in excellent condition
Local history – Allentown and Lehigh County history, local genealogy; Allentown high school yearbooks are particularly appreciated
Children’s books – hardcover books or paperbacks, in very good condition (not written in or colored or torn)
DVDs – fiction or nonfiction in good condition
Audiobooks – preferably unabridged
CDs – popular and classical titles
We do not need extra issues or old runs of magazines, LP recordings, old encyclopedias or textbooks.
The library maintains a browsing room of books and A-V items for sale next to the Library lobby. Most items are priced between 25¢ and $3.00. We hope you enjoy finding treasures here as much as we enjoy providing them.
Your items may be added to the collection, sold in our book sale room, or discarded. The library reserves the right to discard any donated material without notifying the donor.
Unfortunately the Library cannot accept all donated material. Other organizations that appreciate donations of used books are AAUW for their annual book sale and other area public libraries.
If you are interested in providing a Memorial Book to the library, please click here for more information.