Book Donations

We can’t take donations at this time, but we will let everyone know when we are once again  able to do so. Thank you for your understanding.

 

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  Damaged books and outdated textbooks and manuals are recycled.

HOW TO DONATE:

Please bring your donations directly to the Los Gatos Library during Library hours. You can drop off small donations 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 carts are available.  You can also call the Friends office at (408)399-5700 to arrange a time for drop off so that volunteers will be there to assist you.  Because of space constraints, we accept a maximum of 10 boxes of books at a time. Please break donations larger than 10 boxes into smaller donations and deliver these to us over a period of days.

WHERE TO DONATE:cirulationdeskcropped

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

WHEN TO DONATE:

During Library Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 11am-8pm
Friday-Sunday: 11am-5pm

WHAT WE ACCEPT:

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

Recent fiction (last 2 years)
Recent nonfiction (last 5 years)
Children’s
Cooking
History
Literature
Art
Books on CD
DVDs

WHAT WE DON’T ACCEPT:

Books that are outdated (such as old computer programming, science, and business books)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