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RSM, CA 92688


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10 am to 4 pm Tuesday-Saturday
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It happens to every book lover, sooner or later, all those books you've collected over the years threaten to topple the bookcases. Perhaps you are downsizing, your children have outgrown certain books, or maybe you just want to make room for new books. Whatever the case, Friends of the Library will be glad to accept your donations.

What To Donate?
Friends of the Library welcomes donations of gently used books that we can resell in the FOL Bookstore. The store (which raises funds to support our Rancho Santa Margarita Public Library) sells fiction, non-fiction, hardbacks, paperbacks, children’s books, cookbooks, self-help books, science fiction, history, travel and more. We also carry a selection of CDs, DVDs and audio books. Please consider Friends of the Library if you have items like these to donate.

There are a few items we can not accept:

  • Books that are torn, water-damaged, missing pages or in otherwise poor condition. Please save us the trouble by discarding these at home.
  • Encyclopedias. Unfortunately, few people want encyclopedias in this internet age. And we have no space to store them until the very rare customer requests a set.
  • Outdated magazines. We can only sell magazines within 4 weeks (if a weekly) or 6 months (if a monthly) of their publication date.

Thank you for understanding.

How To Donate?
Friends of the Library accepts boxes and bags of donations — even single items — during bookstore hours (listed at the top). If you have an exceptionally large donation (10 or more containers), please call us ahead of time at 949.459.5524. We need to make arrangements for extra volunteers to help process large donations.

Friends of the Library is a 501c(3) tax-exempt organization so every donor is entitled to claim a tax deduction for usable donations.

Have Any Spare Change?
Friends of the Library keeps a donation box on the front desk. If spare change is weighing down your purse or pocket, we'd be delighted to take it off your hands!

In Memorium
If you would like to make a donation to benefit the Rancho Santa Margarita Public Library in honor or memory of a loved one, please contact our bookstore manager.




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