We accept gently used books, CDs, audiobooks, and DVDs to add to its collection, or to sell at Friends of the Library bookstore. No magazines or textbooks, please.


Other places to donate books:

  • New Haven Reads!  – 45 Bristol Street, New Haven, CT 06511
    Hours: Monday – Wednesday 1:00 – 7:00 PM, Thursday – Friday 1:00 – 6:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 – 2:00 PM
    To schedule a large donation or a drop off after hours, please email books@newhavenreads.org.
  • Salvation Army – 1359 Dixwell Ave. Hamden, CT. 203-230-2323
  • Goodwill– 2369 Dixwell Ave. Hamden, CT. 203-230-2910
  • Better World Books – an online for-profit bookseller of used and new books, which donates books or a percentage of its profit to literacy programs around the world. Local book donation drop boxes can be found at Parkway Plaza, 1869 Dixwell Ave in Hamden and North Haven Crossing, 410 Universal Drive in North Haven.