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.
If you have between 2 and 6 Boxes of Books…
Donate them at the Downtown Library Branch. To donate large quantities at the Downtown Branch or to get help with unloading donations, please tell a staff person at the front desk that you would like a hand unloading book donations. They will direct you to the back of the library (Locust Street) where a library aide will meet you.
If you have more than 6 boxes of books, please break up your donations to multiple trips so that library staff can accommodate the amount.
If you have 1 Box of Books (or just a few)…
You can donate them at any SCPL library branch! Donate at the front desk of the library branch during open hours.
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Out of date travel guides
Out of date computer manuals (more than 2 years old)
Out of date textbooks (more than 2 years old)
Out of date medical books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.