Donate Books

Donate Books and Media

The Friends welcome donations of gently used books, DVD videos, CDs, 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. Donated books and media are a critical source of revenue for the Friends that enables us to support PVLD. 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 (DVD)
  • Records
  • Books on CD
  • CDs
  • Sheet music
  • Magazines (Peninsula Center book sale only)

We do not accept:

  • Books that are torn, dirty, or smell of mold or smoke
  • Books with excessive writing or underlining
  • Magazines (Malaga Cove does not accept)
  • Readers’ Digest condensed books
  • Computer books older than 2010
  • Textbooks and reference books older than 2008
  • Travel books older than 2010
  • 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 Malaga Cove and Miraleste branches.