Your monetary donation to the Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District provides support to the Library District by helping fund events such as Summer Reading, Big Read, Author Talks, expanding library collections and services.

Your support makes this possible. Thank you!

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Image of books lined up and the letters on the spines spell "Book Donations"

Book and Media Donation Guidelines
Your donations must be in good enough condition for others to want to buy them!

We will NOT accept:

  • Puzzles or non-video games.
  • Encyclopedias.
  • Condensed books, except for large print.
  • Magazines or journals.
  • Books with any underlining or highlighting.
  • Books that are musty, battered, water-damaged, missing pages, etc.
  • Tapes of any kind, including cassettes, VHS and audio-books on tape.
  • Textbooks that are more than 15 years old.
  • Out-dated travel guides.

We WILL accept:

  • Hardcover and paperback books in good condition.
  • CDs, DVDs, LPs, and Audiobooks (on CD) in good condition.
  • Special collections (antiquarian, comics, etc…). Please contact us to discuss your collection.

There are two locations to donate your books and media:

Monday – Friday from 9 AM – 1 PM

Book Store Donation Pod (next to the Book Store)
141 Boardman Road (rear of Library building)
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

  • All books should be in good, clean, sell-able condition (see above guidelines).
  • Items should be in cardboard boxes. No bags or loose donations.
  • Items should be stacked neatly inside the Pod starting from the back, working your way toward the front.
  • Volunteers will not be available to assist with unloading vehicles.
  • Receipts will not be available at this time.
  • Donations will not be accepted in the Book Store itself.
  • For larger donations (10 or more boxes), please contact the Friends at (845) 485-3445 x 3423 or book_store@poklib.org for individual instructions.
Photo of Friends' Book Store Donation Pod

Saturday from 10 AM – Noon

Adriance Memorial Library Parking Lot
GPS Locator: 22 Noxon Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

  • All books should be in good, clean, sell-able condition (see above guidelines).
  • Items should be in cardboard boxes. No bags or loose donations.
  • Items should be placed neatly inside the Library District’s white van.
  • Volunteers will not be available to assist with unloading vehicles.
  • Receipts will not be available at this time.
  • Donations will not be accepted in the library itself.
  • For very large donations (10 or more boxes) contact the Friends at (845) 485-3445 x 3423 or book_store@poklib.org for individual instructions.
Photo of Library District White Van

Questions? (845) 485-3445 x 3423 or e-mail book_store@poklib.org