Donate for a Great Cause

Do you have gently used books, DVDs, CDs, or games floating around? Forget about arranging a garage sale, give your used materials new life and recycle them with the Friends. We'll turn them into a better library!


If you prefer to make a monetary donation to support the library, you can donate online using a credit card.


Or learn how you can give free money to the Friends just by shopping at Amazon!


Types of Materials We Accept


Materials We Cannot Accept


Our book drop donation slot is open 24 hours a day and lets you insert items one at a time. If you have a large donation (no more than four boxes), you can drop off the boxes when the Donation Room is open and avoid inserting books one at a time through the slot. See our large donations page for details. Due to limited resources, we cannot pick up donations.


Donations of gently used materials are given to the Friends of the Library and most are sold at book sales and in the Lobby Shop. The proceeds are used to support Library services and collections.


Where to Donate Materials

There is a bookdrop at the back of the library building at 585 Franklin Street (Google map) in downtown Mountain View. The driveway leading up to the bookdrop is on Mercy Street just to the left of the driveway that leads down into the underground parking garage.


Once you have dropped off the items, come to the Welcome Desk in the Library lobby if you wish to get a receipt for tax purposes.


Monetary Donations

If you prefer to make a monetary donation to support the library, you can donate money online or send us a check.


Shopping on Amazon?

You can earn free money for the Friends whenever you shop on Amazon. It takes just one extra click – see how to get Amazon to support the Friends.