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Donate Books

Your donations of books are key to the success of the Friends of the Orinda Library. All proceeds support library programs and materials.

Book Donations

We welcome donations of books and materials in good condition.  If the books are in the condition that you expect in our Bookshop, they will be gladly accepted. We sell donated books through our Friends’ Bookshop, monthly Dealer Sales, the 4th of July Book Sale, as well as online at Amazon and Ebay.

We gratefully accept:

  • Fiction, both hardback and paperback
  • Nonfiction of all kinds
  • Art books, including architecture, photography, music, and dance
  • Children’s books
  • Collectible, rare, or valuable books
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Commercially recorded CDs, audio books, and DVDs
  • Oversized and coffee table books

We do NOT accept:

  • Moldy or mildewed books
  • Encyclopedias
  • VHS tapes, cassette tapes
  • Non-commercial CDs
  • Bibles
  • Books with extensive underlining and margin notes

Where can I donate books?

Please drop off books inside the Donation Room located inside the library’s parking garage. Look for the door marked “Book Donations.” The Donation Room is open during Library hours. Please limit what you drop off to a few boxes at a time so that our volunteers can process them.

If you have rare or especially valuable books to donate, please contact us and a volunteer will contact you soon.

Book donation room in the parking garage of teh Orinda Library
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