Book & Media Donations

Donating Books and Media to the Friends

Books and media (including eReaders, audiobooks, movies, TV shows and music) donated to the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries are sold in the Friends Bookstore and in Friends Book Sales to raise money to support the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.

As of January 2018, we are CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING DONATIONS at the Downtown Library Branch.

If you have between 2 and 6 Boxes of Books, we recommend donating them to Goodwill Industries or Grey Bears, at this time.

If you have 1 Box of Books (or just a few)…

You can donate them at any SCPL library branch EXCEPT for the Downtown Branch at the moment! Donate at the front desk of the library branch during open hours.

We Accept:

Books in good condition
DVDs and CDs in original packaging

We Do Not Accept:

Damaged, moldy, torn or smelly books
Out of date travel guides
Out of date computer manuals (more than 2 years old)
Out of date textbooks (more than 2 years old)
Out of date medical books
Records or LPs
DVDs and CDs without packaging
VHS tapes and audio tapes

All donations are tax-deductible.

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