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. 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

We do not accept:

  • Books that are torn, dirty, or smell of mold or smoke
  • Books with excessive writing or underlining
  • Readers’ Digest condensed books
  • Computer books older than 2010
  • Travel books older than 2010
  • Encyclopedia sets
  • Magazines

Book Donations

At each location, look for the sign that says: Book Donations Drop Off Here.
At the Peninsula Center, please drop off your Donations on the 2nd Floor Indoor Parking Area / Garage – and look for the sign: BOOK DONATIONS DROP OFF HERE.

Please help us by not dropping off Book Donations at the Circulation Desks. Thank you!
If you have a large donation, requiring help unloading, please make an appointment by calling:
  • Peninsula Center: Jennifer Boissavy – 310-377-9584 x253
  • Malaga Cove: Gene Roeder – 310-377-9584 x553