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


Used Books Store


The FOTL Used Books Store, located on the main floor of the Central Library, offers items in a wide variety of topics.  All proceeds from the purchases at the Used Books Store go to FOTL and are passed through the Library.

Both hardback and paperback books, CD's, DVD's, audio books, magazines and more are available.  There are sections for teens, children, cooks, DIY, gardeners, and history buffs just to name a few.  Prices range from 25 cents to $3.00!  Fresh inventory is added to the shelves three times a week, so we encourage readers to check with us weekly.

Donating Used Books

We need donations to keep the FOTL Used Books Store in business.

FOTL accepts donations of books, magazines, CD's, DVD's, audio books and records.

FOTL needs books to keep the Used Books area in business. We accept all books and go through them to determine their age and condition.

Bring your items to the Central Library during our book drives on the first and third week-ends 1:30 - 3:30 pm each month.  You may also drop off books in the yellow bin located outside the theater entrance during regular business hours.

Donation receipts are available at the book drive locations.


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

Sorry, we do not pick up donations. 

Even donations which cannot be sold in the Used Books Store are useful.  Some appropriate books, paperbacks and magazines are donated to local schools.  Others that are out-of-date are given to the local Assistance League, the Orange County Jail or other charitable organizations.

Donations that do not meet our criteria are recycled through a jobber. The FOTL 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

Friends Gift Shop

The Friends Gift Shop, located at the Central Library, offers a variety of greeting cards for every occasion, stationary, note cards, journals, unique home and office decor, specialty gift items, jewelry, seasonal decor, and children's books and toys.  FOTL members receive a 10% discount on all regularly priced items.  The Friends Gift Shop is staffed 100% by volunteers, including the merchandise buyers.  All proceeds at the Friends Gift Shop go to the FOTL and are passed through the Library.


Shop AmazonSmile and support the Friends of the Library!

Are you a regular Amazon shopper already? 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.


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. Sponsors are acknowledged in a variety of ways in support of and at the fund-raising events organized by FOTL.  Annual, quarterly, monthly and one-time sponsorship donations are available.To donate, go to the Sponsor's page or email the President@fotlhb.com.


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).



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 donation of $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.


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: http://www.fotlhb.selfsites.com/ralphs-rewards.html


You can also go directly to the Ralphs website and enroll: https://www.ralphs.com/topic/community-contribution-2#/!

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