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Your donation to the Friends helps us raise funds for the Poughkeepsie Public Library District.
Thank you!

Monetary donations can be made using this secure Paypal link. You do not need a Paypal account to process the donation.

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

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

Picture of Pod storage container used by the Friends to accept donations
  • All books should be in good, clean, sell-able condition (see below for guidelines).
  • Items should be stacked neatly inside the Pod starting from the back working your way toward the front.
  • Items should be in bags or boxes. No loose donations.
  • 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.

Saturday from 10 AM – Noon

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

Photo of Library District Van
  • All books should be in good, clean, sell-able condition (see below for guidelines).
  • Items should be placed neatly inside the Library District’s white van.
  • Items should be in bags or boxes. No loose donations.
  • 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.

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

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.

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.

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