Donate Money

The Friends welcome donations in any amount. Donations may be made by check payable to Friends of the Riverside Library or through using the below PayPal link. Checks should be mailed to: Riverside Public Library, PO Box 468, Riverside, CA 92502

Donate Books

Donations of books and media may be brought to any of the eight branches and donations will be accepted all hours the libraries are open. At the downtown Main Library, bagged or boxed donations may be placed in or near the blue barrels located in the Friends book sale area in the lobby or left outside on the loading dock at the rear of the building.

For very large donations, please contact the branch to which you intend to deliver so staff and volunteers can make any necessary arrangements.

Receipts for donations are available at the circulation desk in each library. The Friends of the Riverside Library is a 501(c )(3 ) non-profit organization and therefore all donations or contributions are tax deductible.

The Friends welcome donations of:

  • Fiction- both hardback and paperback in good saleable condition, nothing older than 10 years please.
  • Literature
  • Non-Fiction
  • Textbooks and encyclopedias- less than five years old
  • Magazines- current year, general interest
  • Children's books in clean, saleable condition
  • Working CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes

We regret that we cannot accept damaged or mildewed books, outdated textbooks and encyclopedias, old magazines and professional journals because no one wants to buy them.