Friends of the Santa Rosa Libraries

Friends of the Santa Rosa Libraries

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About the Friends

The Friends of the Santa Rosa Libraries help support Santa Rosa's libraries — Central, Rincon Valley, Northwest, Roseland Regional Library, and the History & Genealogy Library. We are an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for traditional library materials, as well as magazine subscriptions, computer equipment, bookshelves, carpeting, furniture, and other needs that help the Santa Rosa Libraries serve our community. We also support activities such as the Summer Reading Program, book groups, and the Adult literacy program. The primary source of our revenue is the sale of donated books, recordings and related materials. We hold several events each year as noted below.

Join the Friends

Membership form

Book Sales

Spring 2023 Book Sale

Friday, April 14 -Sunday April 16
Central Forum Room and Courtyard

Friday, April 14
10:00am-12:00pm - *Members Only Preview*
12:00-5:30pm - Open to the Public

Saturday, April 15

Sunday, April 16

Social distancing and masks are requested.
Admission is free. Credit cards are accepted.

Summer 2023 Book Sale

June 30-July 2
Central Library Forum Room and Courtyard

Friday, June 30
10:00am-12:00pm - *Members Only Preview*
12:00-5:30pm - Open to the public

Saturday, July 1

Sunday, July 2

Social distancing and masks are requested.
Admission is free. Credit cards are accepted.

Booksale Carts

The Friends have books on sale throughout the year on book carts available inside the Central, Rincon Valley and Northwest Branch libraries during library hours.

Book Donations

Phone: 707-308-3020, ext. 1541    Email:

We gratefully accept donations of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, and other saleable media ranging from sheet music to jigsaw puzzles. We especially appreciate scholarly, fine press, fine art, and recently released titles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can no longer accept the following:

Torn, soiled, stained, musty, smoky, or otherwise damaged items.

Excessively annotated, underlined, or highlighted items.

Library discards.

Out-of-date materials such as most textbooks, encyclopedias, computer guides, legal and medical books.

Readers Digest condensed books.


VHS tapes, cassettes, home-made recordings and dubbings of any kind.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the suitability of your donations. We are always looking for saleable materials, and there are some exceptions to our general guidelines. We are happy to discuss with you what we can and cannot use. Please be mindful that many non-saleable books and other materials may be recycled in your blue bin, including paperback books and most magazines. Regrettably, most hardcover books are not recyclable, unless their covers are removed. Contact your local refuse company for more information (in Santa Rosa: North Bay Corporation, which includes Santa Rosa Recyling and Collection at 707-586-1478).


Donations may be dropped off in the designated area near the service entrance at the back of the downtown Central Library, 211 E Street (between 3rd. & 4th. Streets). If you are driving, please follow the steps below:

Enter the parking lot behind the library from 3rd. Street (West of the library).

Pull up to the corridor at the middle of the loading dock.

Open hours are: Monday thru Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, except holidays. Tax receipts are available inside.


Messages may be left by phone or e-mail: 707-308-3020, ext. 1541