There are many ways to donate to the Friends of the Library:


Used Books

We need books to keep the Used Books area in business.

FOTL accepts all books and reviews them to determine their age and condition. Certain cutoff dates are used when sorting, such as; Medical (ten years old and newer), Computer (five years old and newer), Business (ten years old and newer).


  • Bring your items to the loading dock behind the Central Library during Used Books normal working hours, 7:45 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

  • Books can also be dropped off in the bin located inside the Library during regular business hours.

  • Donation receipts are available at each of the drop-off locations.

  • Patrons needing assistance with unloading donations should come during normal working hours, 7:45 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

  • Book donations are also accepted at all library branches.

  • The FOTL accepts donations of books, media (CDs, DVDs, records), art, and collectibles. We do not accept cassettes or VHS tapes. 

  • Sorry, we do not pick up donations. 

  • Some donated books, paperbacks and magazines that are out-of-date are given to the local Assistance League or other organizations.

  • Donations that do not meet our criteria are recycled through RainbowDisposal. The Friends of Library receive compensation for these books based on weight.

  • All revenue is donated by the FOTL to the Library. 

 Volunteer Reviews Books for Saleability





 Volunteer Unloads Books from Outdoor Donation Bin

Shop at Ralphs

Shop at Ralphs and donate to the Friends!  Link your Ralphs Rewards card to the FOTL and start today.  You can print the Rewards form:

You can also go directly to the Ralphs website and enroll:!


Sponsor Donations

Donations of products, services, gift certificates and cash are need to support our monthly luncheon drawings and ongoing support for the Library.  There are may levels of sponsorships available. To donate, go to the Sponsor's page or email the


Shop AmazonSmile and support the Friends of the Library!

Need gifts for birthdays, Mother’s Day or other special occasions?  Or are you a regular Amazon shopper already?  Either way, you can support the Friends of the Library by making your Amazon purchases using the AmazonSmile  website to initiate your shopping.  FOTL will receive 0.5% of the price on eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

For more information click here.


Cash Donations

FOTL accepts checks made payable to the Friends of the Huntington Beach Public Library. Or click the "Donate Now" button below for more information. Contributions are tax deductible (Federal Tax ID# 23-7177623).

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Friends of the Library

Huntington Beach Public Library

7111 Talbert Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92648



Building a bridge of friendship one book at a time


The Adopt-A-Book program allows you to commemorate a special person, date or event by placing a personalized book in the library's collection.  For a donationof $25 or more, the library will help you identify an appropriate book, insert a bookplate carrying your message of tribute, and send an acknowledgement of your generosity to the appropriate party.


Imagine a handsome book about art or gardening, about history or poetry, that bears the name of a special person or event in your life. With Adopt-A-Book, book lovers will enjoy your contribution and see your commemoration for years to come.

To Adopt-A-Book, simply click HERE and mail it in or drop it off at any HBPL library. For further information, please call (714) 375-5114.

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