Book Donation Drop Boxes at Main and Delaware

Gently used books cluttering up your bookshelves at home? Please consider donating your old books to APL through our partnership with Better World Books.

Two APL locations — the Main Library on Washington Avenue and the Delaware Branch on Delaware Avenue — have the Better World Books bright green book donation bins in their parking lots.

Better World Books collects the donated books and sells them online or donates them to non-profit literacy partners throughout the world, including Books for Africa and the National Center for Families Learning. The company recycles any books that are deemed unsuitable for sale or use by literacy partners.

Albany Public Library, and the Library’s Foundation, receive a portion of the proceeds from the online sales of books donated at our Better World Books collection bins. Thank you for your donations!

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