Friend Your Library

The only thing better than a good friend and a good book is having more of them.

Friends of the Mountain View Library proudly supports the Mountain View Public Library through used book sales, volunteering and the operation of the Lobby Shop. But of course, we’re so much more.   Learn More


Give money, books or media to a great cause



Buy online, check out a book sale or visit the Lobby Shop



Help in the Lobby Shop, process donations or work at a Book Sale


Friends by the Numbers (2019)


Funds provided to Library materials and programs


Children attending reading, homework and other programs


Adults attending programs


Books, media, etc. bought

Latest News

Man removing books from a box

Appointments No Longer Needed for Donations

Good news Friends – appointments are no longer necessary to drop off donations! That means you can bring your gently used books and media during any of our open donation times. So if you’re looking to downsize your home library or need to find a good home for all the books your kids have outgrown, bring them to us! See donation days and times. 

Opera San José Performance Oct. 8

Attend an afternoon of arias with Opera San José, Saturday, Oct 8 at the Mountain View Public Library. We’re proud to sponsor this performance by Resident Artists from Opera San José as they showcase arias from some of the greatest operatic works. Performance will be held in the first floor program room from 2:00pm – 3:00pm. No registration required.

Drop-in Bike Clinic Oct. 15 at the Library

Does your bike need some TLC? Want to learn to change your tires? Stop by for some free maintenance and repair tips from pro mechanic Ryan Murphy during the Drop-in Bike Clinic Saturday, Oct. 15  at the Mountain View Public Library

Kids Fall Art Explorers Series at the Library

Wanted: artists ages 8-12 to become art explorers! We’re sponsoring this engaging program for kids to learn about famous artists and make their own creations using similar styles and techniques. Register for a session:
Oct. 6 | Oct. 20 | Nov. 3 | Nov. 17 

We can always use more Friends

Buy a membership to show your support for the Library and get some great perks!