Supporting Library Programs since 1980

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Book Donations

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Where: Our volunteers take in book donations from the doors on the East side of the Los Gatos Library at 100 Villa Ave. These doors face the back parking lot.

What: We accept lightly used books. We cannot accept encyclopedias or magazines.

If you have a large number of books to donate (over 100), please email us in advance at
Please do not leave donations without speaking to a volunteer (this makes our lives so much easier and we’d love to say thank you!)

Supporting Library Programs to Develop Lifelong Readers

Be a Part of What We Do

Supporting Library Programs since 1980

Be a Part of What We Do

A Non-profit Organization Supporting Your Library Programs

The Friends of Los Gatos Library is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing funding for library enhancements and programs. We strive to bring the community together by providing free forums and special programs of general interest. The Friends encourage participation in making Los Gatos Library a place of enrichment for all. We raise money through grants, donations, and bookstore sales.

Our Story

1980: The Board of Directors established.

1998: The Friends and the Library Board funded a needs assessment for a new library.

2008: Netzel-Grigsby Associates contracted to provide the Friends guidance in fundraising to purchase furniture, fixtures & equipment. The goal was to raise $2.1 million.

2009-2010: The silent phase of the Capital Campaign focused on developing leadership & establishing committees.

2010: Official groundbreaking for the new library

2011: The Community Phase of the campaign solicited donations from the community.

2012: The new library was completed.

2013: The Capital Campaign raised nearly $2.1 million.

2014-Present: The Friends continue to provide support for library services and programs.

What We Do

At Friends of Los Gatos Library, we are a working board and we welcome new board members. If you’re interesting in joining an active group of people who care about the library and its services to our community, please contact us. 

We encourage everyone to help us make Los Gatos Library a place of enrichment and delight. To raise money for our cause, our team uses different ways, including:

Bookstore Sales



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Our Bookstore

All proceeds from our bookstore sales go to support your library. Since Los Gatos Library is not part of the Santa Clara County system, all of your donations are essential and greatly appreciated.

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