Friends of San Carlos Library

A volunteer organization in San Carlos, California


There are many ways to donate


Most of our funds are raised through the sale of donated books. When you clean out your bookshelves, consider donating your gently used books to the Friends of the Library for our Bookshop and Monthly book sales.

Drop off your books in the underground parking lot of the San Carlos Library. There you’ll see a cage with a drop off spot for the Friends of the Library. Donation receipts are available here, as all donations to the Library are tax deductible.

Memorial | Honorarium | Donations

Please consider making a donation to the Friends of the Library in the form of a direct cash donation. You can make a donation at anytime by leaving a check or cash at the Library Circulation Desk or mailing it to us. We appreciate gifts of any amount. All donations are tax-deductible.
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Our nonprofit organization is run by volunteers, and we are always recruiting. Volunteers are needed in the following capacities: stocking the shop, sorting & shelving book donations, writing articles for the newsletter, enhancing the web site, and serving on committees such as membership publicity, and hospitality:

Volunteers of all ages are welcome; volunteers may sign up for regular or occasional hours. To volunteer contact us at 650.591.0341 or

Check out our Book Sales
Book sales are the cornerstone of fundraising for the Friends of the Library. We offer gently used books and media for sale through a variety of methods:

Upcoming Events

Book Sales: 3rd Sun. 1-4
December 17
January 21
February 18

Become a member!
Become a member of the Friends of the Library. Benefits include sale previews, notices about events, and a quarterly newsletter. Every membership supports the Friends of San Carlos Library and all of our programs and events.

Become a member