The Friends welcome donations of gently used books, VHS and DVD videos, CDs, cassettes and records. These gifts not only replenish our stock of merchandise for sale but also recycle the items to other people for their enjoyment and benefit. You can drop off your donations at any of the three libraries. We'll give you a receipt for tax purposes; you assign a value to your contribution.

We accept:

  • Fiction and non-fiction books in good condition (either paperback or hardback)
  • Videos (VHS and DVD)
  • Records
  • Books on Tape and CD
  • Cassettes and CDs
  • Sheet Music
  • Magazines (Peninsula Center book sale only)

We do not accept:

  • Books that are torn, dirty, smell of mold or smoke
  • Books with excessive writing or underlining
  • Magazines (Malaga Cove and Miraleste do not accept)
  • Readers’ Digest condensed books
  • Computer books older than 2004
  • Textbooks and reference books older than 2000
  • Travel books older than 2000
  • Encyclopedia sets

These are general guidelines for donations. If you have questions about whether or not the Friends can accept your materials, please call:

  • Peninsula Center Book Sale Room - 310-377-9584, ext. 264
  • Malaga Cove Book Sale Room - 310-377-9584, ext. 553

Donation drop boxes are available at Peninsula Center Library on Deep Valley Drive and inside the library at the Malaga Cove and Miraleste branches.

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