Brentwood Friends


Friends of the Brentwood Library

The Friends' purpose shall be to promote and financially support the resources, services and needs of the Brentwood Library; to serve as advocates for the value of the Library; to draw people in the community together and unite in a common effort to enrich the quality of the Brentwood Library.

The Friends of the Brentwood Library is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Friends of the Brentwood Library Merges with the Brentwood Library Foundation. Find more information here.

Membership Application

Friends of the Brentwood Library By-Laws, Revised March 2018

The Friends of the Brentwood Library are not currently accepting any donations.

The Friends of the Brentwood Library will gratefully accept your donations

What items can I donate?

  • Books for all ages in good condition
  • Textbooks, less than 10 years old, in good condition
  • Spanish- adult and children
  • CDs, DVDs/Blu-rays
  • Audio-books on CD

How & where do I leave my book donation?

Donations can be brought to the Friends Book Store any day from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Please do not leave your donation after hours or drop them in the book drop. For 4 or more boxes, please call Charlotte at (925) 513-9414 or email me at to arrange an appointment to donate.

Pick-ups are available for very large donations, please leave a message at (925) 513-9414 or email me at to discuss.

Please do not bring us:

  • Heavy boxes of books. Lighten the load so boxes are easy to lift.
  • Books in poor condition — torn pages/covers, water-damaged, badly broken spines, numerous highlights in the text.
  • Magazines or National Geographic
  • Encyclopedias
  • Dictionaries - older than 5 years.
  • Vinyl records
  • VHS or cassette tapes
  • Textbooks more than 10 years old
  • No children’s books that use batteries

What happens to my items?

The money we raise from selling donated materials goes towards library programs, books, resources and services for Brentwood library.

Are my donations tax deductible?

Yes, they are. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Closed until further notice.

Visit our Second Story Book Shop on the second floor right off the elevator during open hours. Volunteers may be available to assist you with book selections. When no volunteer is present, please drop payment in the black box behind the book shop desk.

Current book prices (unless otherwise marked):

  • Hardcovers & Trade Paperbacks: $1.00
  • Paperbacks: $0.50
  • Children's: $0.50

Specialty and Theme of the Month books (featured on first bookshelf and marked with an orange dot) are individually priced.

Friends help with:

  • Exhibits
  • Programs
  • Membership development
  • Publicity
  • Fund Raising
  • Book Sales
  • Book Sorting
  • Volunteering in the Library


Volunteering opportunities are available. Applications available at the Second Story Book Shop.

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