Donate By Credit Card
If you would like to give by credit card or online via PayPal you can do so by picking an amount from this menu and then clicking on the “Donate” button.
You can also direct your donation to one of these funds, which raise money for particular programs operated by the Library Foundation.
Donate By Check
If you would like to make a donation by check, use this link to view and print a donation form. Fill in the form and mail it to us with your check.
Book and DVD donation to the Santa Clara City Library Foundation & Friends create maximum benefits in the community: $38,000 worth of donated materials were added to the collection last year, and over $100,000 was raised through the sale of books. We estimate that our book sales find new homes for approximately 9,000 books each and every month, benefiting literacy and education in our community as well as keeping books out of landfills!
How To Donate Items
You can drop items off at the Library anytime the Library is open. Please drop items off at the bookstore in the lobby if it is open, or in the bin in front of the bookstore if it is not. If you have a LARGE donation (8+ boxes), please call us at 408-615-2936 and we’ll give you instructions on how to drop items off at the receiving department. A tax-deductible donation receipt will be available.
What We Accept
We accept DVD, VHS, tapes and CD’s. We accept all books EXCEPT encyclopedias published before 2000 and those with mold or water damage. We do not accept any magazines, National Geographics, conference proceedings and other such publications.
Donate Stocks or Bonds
If you would like to make a donation of stocks or bonds, please contact our office at (408) 615-2987 for brokerage account information. When you donate a stock or bond you get to take the current value of the donation as the amount, and not pay taxes on any appreciation. ( Do contact your tax advisor for full detail ).