Book Donations

We need your gently used books! Please consider donating your books to the Friends!

HOW, WHERE, WHEN, WHAT, AND WHY!

WHY!

All proceeds from Book Sales go directly to support the Los Gatos Library.  The Friends support Library programs for adults and children, as well as offering funds for on-going technical and staff needs.  Your donations are tax deductible and donation receipts are available. The Friends are committed to the preservation of books. The Library has first choice of all donated books to add to the collection.  Those we are unable to sell are donated to other non-profits and charities.  Damaged books and outdated textbooks and manuals are recycled.

HOW:

Please bring your donations directly to the Los Gatos Library during Library hours. You can drop them off at the Circulation Desk in the Lobby.  If you have a large donation, let the Library Clerks at the Circulation Desk know, and they will direct you to the side entrance, where there are carts available.  You can also call the Friends office to arrange a time for drop off, and volunteers will be there to assist you.  We pick up larger donations by special arrangement.  Please call the office at (408)399-5700 or the Book Store Manager Valerie Archer at (408)219-9516 for more information.

WHERE:

Los Gatos Library
100 Villa Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Directions:  Just off Main Street diagonally across from Civic Center.
 

WHEN:

During Library Hours:
Monday & Tuesday: 11am-8pm
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-5pm
 
 

WHAT:

Gently used or new books. We are happy to receive all of your used books, but here are some of the most popular resale categories:

New Fiction: 2011, 2012
Children’s
Cooking
RECENT Non-Fiction: How-to, Gardening, Travel, Science, Sports, Reference, Computer, and Text-Books
History
Literature
Antique
Art
DVDs & CDs
 

WHAT NOT:

Books that are damp or moldy, magazines, VHS tapes,  Audio cassettes, vinyl records (or LPs), puzzles and games.