Monetary Donations

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

Book Donation Guidelines

The Friends of the Library greatly appreciate and depend on your donations to resell in our Friends’ bookstores and booksales. Your donations are converted into financial support for PPLD programs and projects. As our library district continues to expand, our individual libraries must find new and innovative ways to serve the community while dealing with the challenges of space constraints and increased patronage.

Book Donation Form

Please read our Book Donation Policy below for more information.

Book Donation Policy

To help with the flow of materials, we ask that you please follow these guidelines:

  • These items cannot be accepted and resold:
    • National Geographic magazines
    • Readers Digest magazines or condensed books
    • Encyclopedia sets
    • Mildewed, water or smoke damaged items
    • VHS Tapes
  • If possible, please make donations to East Library or Penrose Library.
  • Donations need to be in non-returnable boxes weighing 30 lbs or less.
  • No more than 5 boxes should be donated at a time at East Library and only 3 boxes at Library 21c and Penrose Library.
  • If help is needed with a donation, please call (719) 531-6333, x1461, or email us at to make arrangements.
  • Please check here for updates on our donation policies

We appreciate receiving books in gently used condition in the following categories:

  • Fiction and nonfiction, both hardcover and paperback
  • Cookbooks
  • History
  • Math and Science
  • Reference sources such as dictionaries
  • Literature and Classics
  • Crafts and Hobbies
  • Children and Young Adult

Computer books and textbooks must be newer than 5 years old.

Magazines should be one year old or newer.

Thank you for your donations! Your support helps us to accomplish the Friends of the Library vision “that every person in our community values the critical role of the Pikes Peak Library District for the common good.”

Large Donations

For donations outside the above guidelines, please call (719) 531-6333, x1461 or email