Where can I donate my books?

Donating Books to the Library

We are currently accepting two bags of donations per person per week.

Other Locations to Donate Books

Mill Valley Public Library


Mill Valley Public Library is currently accepting book donations. 
Leave donations in boxes or bags (4 bags or less) on the donations cart at the top of the stairs inside the Library near the main entrance during open hours. 


The Book Place

Friends of the Marin County Free Library accepts gently used books, movies, sheet music and CDs.

1608 Grant Avenue, Novato

The Global Book Exchange

Collects new and gently-used children's books to give to local nonprofits and teachers serving kids from Marin's lowest income areas. Also works with local Rotary clubs to ship children's books to developing countries.

Drop-off locations in Tiburon and San Rafael, by appointment. Contact Director Marilyn Nemzer, global.k12books@gmail.com to schedule.

852 Del Ganado
San Rafael, CA 94903

Marin Recycling Center

Materials Accepted: Cardboard, Aluminum Cans, Tin Cans, Glass Bottles, Plastic Bottles, Books, Cars, Trucks

Hours of Operation:
7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

535 Jacoby Street, San Rafael, CA, 94901


The El Cerrito Recycling Center

Has a large book exchange area. They accept books, magazines, CDs, and many other items. Place in the blue Discover Books containers or in the Exchange Zone.

Drop-off Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Saturdays: 9:00 am to 4:45 pm

7501 Schmidt Ln.
El Cerrito, CA 94530



Books, Encyclopedias, and Magazines

SAN RAFAEL Donation, Store
Mon – Sat 9am to 8pm, Sun 10am to 7pm

809 Lincoln Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Mill Valley Safeway Donation Site
1 Camino Alto
Mill Valley, CA 94941

NOVATO Donation, Store
Every day 9am - 5:00pm
936 7th Street
Novato, CA 94905


Prisoners Literature Project

Please write “PLP” on the bag or box of books, so others know the books are intended for us.

Due to COVID-19, donation policies are in flux, and many drop-off points are currently closed. Text photos of donations to volunteer Bruno at 510.434.6284. He can advise if they need what you have and where you can drop them off.


This Into That

Makes attractive bookshelves out of hardback book covers with interesting titles on their spines.
Prefers old hardbacks with interesting titles, colors, and textures.

2547 Eighth St., No. 30
Berkeley, CA 94710

Call Jim Rosenau at 510.845.0106 

Last revised on:
July 6, 2022