Book Donations
  • Donations may be dropped off from 12-3pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays (Please note, in preparation for our sale, we are not accepting donations on Thursday, November 2nd or on Saturday, November 4th) 
  • The drop off location is at the back door of the library on Alma Street
  • Limit donation to 6 bags or boxes (bankers box –12″x16″x10″– or smaller) per visit
  • We welcome larger donations but ask that you contact us in advance to arrange a mutually convenient time for drop off
  • We cannot provide pick-ups at this time


  • Open during hours when the library is open to the public
  • Restocked daily!

Book Sale in July (click here for flyer)

  • 2-5pm on Friday, November 3rd and 10am-2pm on Saturday, November 4th
  • Located in the Main Library
  • Thousands of books in all categories: a wide variety of adult fiction and non-fiction, children’s, collectibles, CDs, and DVDs!
  • Most items priced at $1 or $2


Welcome! We appreciate your interest in The Friends of the Menlo Park Library.
For over sixty years we have been supporting the Library of Menlo Park, California, and the community it serves. A Proclamation from the City of Menlo Park has recognized our indelible positive impact for Menlo Park residents.
We thank our volunteers, members and donors, the Library staff and the City for their help in making our work possible.
We invite you to find out more about us on this site.

Upcoming Events:

  • For information about upcoming community events sponsored by us, please click here.

Ongoing Programs:

  • Our Bookstore is open to the public whenever the Library is open. Please see Hours of Operation for the Main Library’s operating hours and holiday closures.
  • Our Amazon online listings are accessible year-round.
  • Free books are available in the Main Library courtyard each Wednesday (weather permitting) from around 9:30 a.m. until mid-afternoon.
Your Support Is Very Important To Us!
You can support our work by:
We greatly appreciate your help!