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.
Your items may be added to the collection, sold at our book sale, or discarded. The library reserves the right to discard any donated material without notifying the donor.
Unfortunately the Library cannot accept all donated material. You may want to contact Goodwill, American Family or other charitable organizations. They may be open to taking your items depending on their needs and guidelines. The Allentown Recycling Center is also open to all Lehigh Valley residents.
If you are interested in providing a Memorial Book to the library, please click here for more information.