Book Donations

DURING THE COVID SHUTDOWN

We’re back and taking books! For a while we can only accept donations on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 pm-3 pm. But you must make an appointment. Please click on the Schedule A Book Donation link below and set up a time to leave your very much needed and appreciated donations at the library. Someone will be at the back entrance off the parking lot to meet you. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE HAVE LIMITED VOLUNTEER STAFF, SO WE AREN’T PREPARED TO ACCEPT MORE THAN 100 BOOKS PER DONATION. THANK YOU.



WHAT WE ACCEPT:

Gently used books. Here are some of the most popular resale categories:busybookstoresized

Recent fiction
Recent non-fiction
Children’s
Cooking
History
Literature
Art
Books on CD
DVDs

WHAT WE DON’T ACCEPT:

Encyclopedias
Books that have outdated information (such as old computer programming, science, and business books)
Magazines
Sheet music
VHS tapes, audiocassettes, vinyl records, music CDs
Puzzles, games
Books that are excessively dirty, falling apart or missing pages, mildewed, damp, or moldy

WHEN TO DONATE:

During your scheduled appointment time
Tuesdays & Thursdays 1 pm-3 pm

WHY DONATE:

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  Damaged books and outdated textbooks and manuals are recycled.

WHERE TO DONATE:cirulationdeskcropped

Los Gatos Library
100 Villa Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Directions:  Just off Main Street next to the Civic Center.