Monetary Donations

If you would like to donate to the Friends of the Davis Public Library, please use the Donate button below.

Alternately, you may send a check to: Friends of the Davis Public Library; P.O. Box 91; Davis, CA  95617.

Book Donations

The Friends of the Davis Public Library welcomes donations of new and used books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, LPs and puzzles with a few exceptions below. These donations are the lifeblood of our ability to serve the Library. Your donations are put to good use–they might become part of the Library collection, sold at the Friends monthly book sales, be sent to the Friends bookstore in Davis (Logos), or sold at the Library Reading Garden. 

But please help our hardworking volunteers by not bringing items outside of our guidelines which would just have to be discarded anyway.

What we do not accept:

  • Any materials in bad condition with mold, water damage, extensive underlining/highlighting, torn and/or missing covers and/or pages.
  • Old textbooks or computer books (over 3 years old)
  • Multi-volume encyclopedias or other sets, such as Time/Life books, technical journals, Readers Digest condensed books, etc.
  • VHS or cassette tapes.
  • Magazines (news and literary) older than 6 months.  
  • Magazines (other types) older than 2 years.
  • Free publications, such as “AARP,” “AAA Magazine”, “Via,” etc.
  • Scratched, damaged or missing LPs, CDs or DVDs.  
  • Incomplete puzzles.

Small donations (up to approximately 1–2 bags or boxes) can be placed through the Friends’ Donation slot, which is accessible from the Library’s parking lot at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis. 

The library asks that items not be left on the ground near the door or Donation slot—they are sometimes vandalized or stolen, or create an access problem. Volunteers are often working in the Friends room, though there is currently no set schedule. Please knock loudly on the door to see if a volunteer is there to help you.

Large donations (more than 2 bags/boxes) may be donated by appointment only. 
To make an appointment, contact Rory Osborne ( or 530.219.9698).

Because all who work for the Friends are volunteers, 100% of the revenues are given to the library for its reading programs, as well as book, media, subscription, and equipment purchases. Unsold books may also be given to various groups, including other Friends groups, community clinics, local schools, the county jail, children’s hospital programs, and Better World Books.