At a Glance


The Spring Sale starts on Saturday, May 2.  Please check our Sale page for further information.

Important things to know:

  • New York State now requires that we collect sales tax, beginning at the 2015 Spring Sale.  If you have a NY State tax exempt certificate/number, please be sure to bring it with you. You may also send us a PDF of your certificate beforehand so that we will already have your documentation on file.
  • Hours on Senior Day, Student Night, and Bag Day have changed.


We aren’t currently taking donations.  We will start again on Saturday, June 6.   To prepare your donations for drop-off, check our Donations page for information about acceptable items and tax receipts.

Our May and October Book Sales are the main source of funding for the Friends of the Tompkins County Public Library organization.   The proceeds from our twice-yearly book sales benefit the Tompkins County Public Library  (TCPL), the Finger Lakes Library System (FLLS) and organizations working for literacy in Tompkins County.


How To Volunteer


Read about the Spring 2014 Book Sale in an article by Louise Hoffman Broach in Life in the Finger Lakes.


Looking ahead to the Fall Book Sale

…The Friends 2015 Fall Sale dates are: Oct. 10-12, 17-19, & 24-27.



Last updated: April 18, 2015 at 19:03 pm