Book Sales/Donations

  The library maintains a browsing rack of books and A-V items for sale  in the Main Library lobby.  Most are priced between 25 and $3.00. We hope you enjoy finding treasures here as much as we enjoy providing them.



Cleaning out your attic?

Thinking of donating those old books to the library?  

Thank you for thinking of the Allentown Public Library.

Please call 610-820-2400 x141 to discuss your donation before bringing material to the 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.

If the Library already owns something you have donated, it may be added to the collection, sold in our book sale rack 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.