One of the best ways to support the Los Altos Library and Friends of the Library is to patronize our stores!

Amazon Sales

Amazon Web Page

The Friends offer our highest quality books and media online via Our Amazon collection includes a variety of popular fiction, non-fiction, textbooks and DVDs at very competitive prices. Look here first if you want a “nearly new” book or DVD. Or perhaps an older and rarer volume at a very tempting price. 

Community Book Sales

Book Sale

Every weekend-long sale features a large selection of gently used books in a variety of genres. Our books,  audio books, CDs, DVDs, and puzzles are appropriate for all ages. 

Our book sales are very popular with the community as well as with professional used book dealers. Our inventory attracts a wide audience; the Los Altos Friends is known for offering top quality used items in a wide variety of subject areas – all at a great savings! By buying from Friends of the Library, you’re supporting literacy and our local library, an important community resource.

Friends Cafe

The Friends Cafe in the Main Library offers inexpensive beverages and snacks such as coffee, tea, cold drinks, cookies, muffins, and chips. The Cafe Food Offeringscafe is located to the left of the library lobby entrance.  It operates on the honor system. The cafe is there as a service to library users.   We aim to keep our prices low to best serve library patrons' needs.  The cafe provides a relaxed space where library users can eat, talk, meet, and work while enjoying food and drinks.

In-Library Ongoing Sales 

The Friends offer over 1,000 of our best books on the sales shelves in the Main Library (across from the circulation desk). You can find recently published books as well as quality books in excellent condition. for all ages here.  A similar but smaller collection is maintained in the Woodland branch. 

 Shelves in Main Library, Children's Picture BookDisplay, Woodland Library