ALL donations go directly to the Friends of Pikes Peak Library District. Please make checks payable to Friends of PPLD and mail to
Friends of PPLD 5550 N. Union Blvd. Colorado Springs CO 80918-1950
The Friends of the Library greatly appreciate and depend on your donations to resell in our Friends’ bookstores and book sales. Your donations of saleable books, magazines, CDs, DVDs and electronic games are converted into financial support for PPLD programs and projects. To help with the flow of materials, we ask that you please follow these guidelines: We appreciate receiving items in gently used condition in the following categories:
- Fiction and nonfiction, both hardcover and paperback
- Math and Science
- Literature and Classics
- Crafts and Hobbies
- Children and Young Adult
- Computer books and textbooks, newer than 5 years old
- Magazines, one year old or newer
- DVDs and BluRays
- Music CDs
- Audio Books on CD
- Video games (Xbox, Nintendo, Playstation, etc.)
These items cannot be accepted and resold:
- National Geographic magazines
- Readers Digest magazines or condensed books
- Encyclopedia sets
- Mildewed, soiled, water or smoke damaged items
- VHS Tapes
PLEASE NOTE: Our donation procedures have changed! Donations of up to one grocery-sized bag at a time may be dropped off with an attendant at our bookstores during the following times without an appointment:
- East Library: Mon. - Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Library 21c: Mon. and Wed., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; alternate Sat., 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Penrose Library: Tue., noon to 4 p.m.
Other Library locations have different arrangements. Please call the location for further information. Manitou Springs and Ruth Holley libraries do not have active Friends groups and therefore are currently unable to accept any donations.
Thank you for your donations! Your support helps us to accomplish the Friends of the Library vision to “Expand and enhance the Pikes Peak Library District’s ability to positively impact our community.”
Appointments are available for large donations of up to 5 boxes per visit. Ask about our Curbside Service at East Library! Contact us at (719) 531-6333, x1461 or email email@example.com.
As a kindness to our volunteers, please ensure that each box weighs 25 pounds or less. For storage purposes, we prefer boxes similar in size and volume to a standard "bankers box."
Should you wish to retain a record of your materials donation, we offer this Book Donation Form.