Friends of the Library of Los Altos is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization of book lovers and community members having a good time raising funds in support of the Los Altos Library collections, facilities and programs.
Learn more about our History and Achievements.
Community Book Sales
Next Sale: August 4 - 6, 2023
Friday, August 4, 6:30 - 9pm. Members only Preview Sale ! Join at the door for $10
Saturday, August 5, 10am - 4pm
Sunday, August 6, 11am -2:00pm. $5 bag sale!
We accept credit cards and cash, no checks.
Location: Los Altos Community Center (in cooperation with the city of Los Altos), 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos, CA 94022
To volunteer for a 3 hour shift: volbooksales@
Future Book Sales
All 2023 and 2024 sales are at the Los Altos Community Center 97 Hillview Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022
November 3 - 5, 2023
February 2 - 4, 2024
How to Donate Used Books
For donations of a small quantity of books (10 items or less), there are now 2 labeled boxes on a cart inside the Main Library lobby (on the right side of the lobby). For larger quantities, please continue to drop off your items, weather permitting, on Wednesdays from 2 - 4pm and on Saturdays from 10am to noon curbside near the sheds which sit between the History House and the Police Station. We accept books, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs, and puzzles in resale condition. Books must be packed into cardboard boxes or brown paper bags. Books in plastic garbage bags are not accepted.
The donation station will not be open when rain is present or anticipated.
Click here for details or on our Donate tab, above.
The Friends In-Library Ongoing Sales Shelves
Discover wonderful books at bargain prices in the Los Altos Main Library. New books added every day.
Current library hours: Monday - Thursday 10am - 9pm, Friday - Sunday, 10am-7pm
The Friends Amazon Sales
Find our highest value books online through Amazon. See the sidebar to the right (or above) for the link.
For information about how you can volunteer to support our activities contact us at: volunteers@
Newsletter - April 2023
Read our newsletter for the latest news: get ready to have a meeting in one of the new pods that the Main Library is acquiring, read about our succesful book sales in all our areas, and check out the Librarian's Recommendation for a just-published cookbook.
Annual Report for FY 2021-2022
As pandemic-era restrictions loosened we resumed sales both in and outside the library. As a result, Friends total income of $202,500 was almost double that of the prior year. Expenses were low as library staff continued to work through funds donated by Friends in FY2020. Friends is now discussing with library staff how to best use this income to improve patron services.Learn more about our income and expenses by reading the Annual Report.