Book Donations

The Library Foundation accepts books of all types (EXCEPT ENCYCLOPEDIAS) including novels, non-fiction, reference books, hard-back & soft back. We gladly accept donations of media including DVD’s, CD’s and tapes.

Donations can be brought to the main library circulation desk any day the library is open. Upon request, we can arrange for pick-up of larger donations from San Mateo, Burlingame and Hillsborough. Please call 650-558-7404 or email

Please note that all donations are tax deductible as defined by law. We evaluate all donations and more valuable items are offered for sale online.

Your donations are an important part of the overall support we are able to provide the library every year. Donation sources include spring cleaning, moving, garage sales, estate sales, and school library collection weeding.


The Foundation depends upon and welcomes volunteers from our community to help with the many facets of book selling, including book research; book sorting and pricing; helping with periodic book sales, and large donation pickups. Whether you are interested in helping on a regular basis for an hour or two/week or are able to assist with periodic events, please call 650-558-7404 and join our team!