10/15/21: Expanded donation hours and a big two-day book sale in November!
Book Donations
  • Open for donations 1-3pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays (No donations on Saturday, November 6th)
  • Drop off at the back door of the library on Alma Street
  • Limit of 4 bags or boxes (bankers box –12″x16″x10″– or smaller) per vehicle per visit
  • We cannot provide pick-ups at this time


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

Book Sale (Click here to download the book sale flyer)

  • 2-5pm on Friday, November 5th and 10am-2pm on Saturday, November 6th
  • Upstairs in the main library
  • Thousands of books in all categories: a wide variety of adult fiction and non-fiction, collectibles, CDs, DVDs and loads of children’s books!
  • Most items priced at $1 or $2, cash and checks only


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.
  • Bookstore re-opening (planned): July 6th
  • 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-morning.
Your Support Is Very Important To Us!
You can support our work by:
We greatly appreciate your help!