Donate books or other materials


Donate Books

Book and DVD donations to the Santa Clara City Library Foundation &  Friends benefit 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 bring them to the back loading dock door, dial the number listed on the keypad and someone will open the door so that you can unload your materials in 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 (including textbooks!) EXCEPT encyclopedias and those with mold or water damage. We do not accept any magazines, National Geographics, conference proceedings and other such publications.

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