Support Us

Make a Difference in Your Community with a Gift to Friends

It's easy to support programs, services, collections and branch improvements at the San Francisco Public Library by donating to Friends. Gifts of any size make a difference.  


Have a question about your donation? We're here to help! (415) 626-7500.

Additional Ways to Support Friends:

Give by Mail 

Send your donation to:
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library 
c/o Development 
710 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Want to leave a gift or part of your estate to benefit the Library for future generations to enjoy? Please click here for more information or contact our Interim Executive Director, Marie Ciepiela at (415) 477-5220 or

More than 7,500 companies offer matching gift programs to their employees and some offer the option to retirees. These companies match, double or even triple the amount an employee gives to a charitable organization. Contact your human resources department for more information or Elizabeth Reardon at (415) 477-5232 or by email at

To make gifts of stock please fill out our Stocks Gift Transfer Form (bottom of this page). For questions, please contact our Interim Executive Director, Marie Ciepiela at (415) 477-5220 or

Donate your books and media to Friends!  Each year we receive nearly a million donated books, which we in turn resell to the public through our bookstores and a number of book sales.  

NEW Address: 1630 17th Street
Expanded Drop Off Hours!
Monday through Friday: 10 am – 4 pm
Saturday: still 10 am – 2 pm
Phone: (415) 522-8600

Upcoming Closures: Please note that the Donation Center will be closed on Friday, March 25th and Monday, March 28th. We apologize for any inconvienence this may cause. 

If you have any questions about book donations, please contact our Donation Center Manager Richie Thomas at (415) 522-8606 or you can email him at

Community Thrift Partnership
Have furniture, electronics, clothing or house wares to donate?  Community Thrift in San Francisco accepts these donations and then donates funds back to Friends!  Click here for more information about Community Thrift. 

Car Donation Services
Donating your car, truck, motorcycle or boat is a great way to support the library. Car Donation Services makes it easy--they'll pick up the vehicle at no charge to you, provide you with a donation receipt and all tax related documents, process the DMV paperwork and the vehicle doesn't even need to be in working condition. For more information on how to donate your vehicle, click here or call 1-888-686-4483. (Be sure to let them know you want the proceeds from your vehicle to benefit Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.)

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