Bookstore Donation Guidelines
The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising money for the San Juan Capistrano Public Library. Your gift keeps your libraries stocked, accessible and innovative! We will acknowledge your gift with a tax receipt.
What Do We Accept?
Books (hardbacks, paperbacks; fiction, non-fiction - all categories including children's)
Computer manuals, especially with software
Audiobooks, Records, Tapes, CDs, Videos, DVDs
Sheet music, Art prints
What We Don’t Accept
Mildewed items (if you wouldn't give it to a friend, don't give it to the Friends)
Readers Digest condensed books
Look for the blue donation bin adjacent to the Bookstore. If you require assistance to unload your vehicle, please call (949) 493-2688 for an appointment. For large donations, call the Bookstore at (949) 493-2688. Pick-ups may be arranged, depending on availability of volunteers. Books must be boxed.
Tips on Boxing Books:
To avoid damaging books, please stack flat & place books horizontally rather than vertically. Please don’t stack higher than the top of the box. No oversized boxes please. Lifting books in boxes larger than a medium sized box is challenging for our volunteers.