Used Book Room

Used Book Room

The New Hartford Public Library is fortunate to receive many book and audio-visual donations from the community.  What is not added to our collection can be found for sale in our Used Book Room.  The Friends of the New Hartford Public Library sort through all of our donations and are responsible for stocking this room.  The prices can’t be beat (from $.10 and up!) and the selection is constantly changing so it’s best to stop in frequently.  The Used Book Room can be found just inside the upper level interior entrance inside the Library.  The Used Book Room is open during regular Library hours.  Money raised in the Used Book Room helps fund Library needs and programs.

What can be found in the Used Book Room?

  • Books of all genres for all ages
  • Magazines
  • DVDs
  • Audio-books
  • Puzzles
  • VHS tapes
  • Records (occasionally)

Do you have books or audio-visual items you would like to donate?

We will gladly accept them based on the following guidelines:

  • Must be in good condition (no musty odors, mildew, or wet books please)
  • No textbooks
  • No encyclopedias
  • Donations must be delivered to the Circulation Desk.  If you need assistance carrying them please ask the staff.  They will be more than happy to help you.
  • As the Library has limited storage we kindly ask that you keep donations to three boxes or less at a time.

The Library staff will gladly provide you with a receipt for your donation for tax purposes.  Please let the staff know the amount of books or audiovisual items in your donation.


Please do not use the outside drop boxes to drop off your donations.  Thank you!


Current Prices

Paperbacks                                            $.50

Hardcovers                                            $1.00

Children’s Books                                    $.10

Magazines                                             $.10

Music (except CDs)                                $.25

DVDs                                                      $1.00 or as marked

CD Audiobooks                                     $3.00


Prices are subject to change; current prices will always be posted in the Used Book Room. 


*Items are sold as is and no refunds will be given.