At Local Book Donations, we strive to provide you with the easiest way to donate your books locally. If you’re looking to donate books in Lancaster and the surrounding area, there are several nonprofits that serve both the local community and charity projects abroad.


Lancaster Public Library

Donation Type: Drop off
Book Resort Location: 225 N. Marshall Street, Lancaster
Opening Hours: Mon & Wed, 10AM-12PM
Juliana Book Store Location: 120 College Avenue, Mountville, PA 17554
Opening Hours: Wed 11-6; Thurs & Sat 11-1
Type of Books Not Accepted: Magazines, Reader’s Digests, encyclopedias pre-2000
Website: Lancaster Public Library

How to Donate

There are two donation drop off locations. Simply drop off your books at the most convenient of the two branches for you. The library asks that your books must be in bags or boxes.

For the Book Resort center, bring your items to the back door which is just off Fulton Street.


Be sure to check our guide on Philadelphia book donations as we continue our roundup of cities in Pennsylvania.


Booksavers of Ephrata

Donation Type: Drop off
Book Resort Location: 1054 S. State Street, Ephrata PA 17522
Opening Hours: Mon-Tues, Thu-Sat 9-5
Type of Books Accepted: All
Website: ReUzit on State

How to Donate

ReUzit on State is a religious nonprofit that sends all the proceeds from its sales to support the work of the Mennonite Central Committee in third world countries.

They sell all donated books in their Ephrata store.

Credit: Elliott Reyna

Other Organizations in Lancaster

  • Read Rose Books // 23 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Library System of Lancaster County // Find a location here
  • CommunityAid // 31 Rohrerstown Rd, Lancaster, PA 17603
  • Goodwill Donation Center // 1668 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601

If there are any others to add to this list, please do not hesitate to let us know. Providing the most up to date information is our goal here!