Books purchased from the Friends nourish
both your mind and your libraries.

Friends Bookstore @ the Downtown Library

The Friends Bookstore can be accessed from lobby of the Downtown Library Branch at 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.

The Friends Bookstore relies on donations from the public and is run by volunteers. To donate books, bring them to your local Santa Cruz Public Library.

The Friends Bookstore is open:

Sun –  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mon – Thurs – 10:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.
Fri – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sat –  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lobby Sales at all SCPL Branches

All SCPL branches have a small “Lobby Sale” (a few shelves of books or a book cart). Hardcovers are $1 and Paperbacks are only 50 cents. Some branches have children’s books as well and most are similar prices. All sales are on the honor system – just pay in the can. With every quarter you spend at our “Lobby Sales,” you support the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.