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Library Book Sales

The San Diego Public Library provides a number of regular, branch, monthly, and special book sales. Below is the general information about our book sales to the public.

Central Library Book Sales

The Central Library's book sales are run by the Friends of the Central Library every Friday and Sunday, during the times Central Library is open. Central Friends (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation) will be happy to receive your tax-deductible donations of new and used books, records, tapes, CDs, etc. to help maintain the Book Sales. Donations may be taken to Central Library during the Book Sale hours only. For special arrangements to pick-up donations, contact Central Friends at 619-236-5836 (machine), or 619-463-4333, or call the Central Library at 619-236-5800.

As part of its support for the San Diego Public Library, the City of San Diego has joined all of the Friends groups in a dollar-for-dollar "Matching Fund" program, to double the amount of your donations. We are grateful for the support.

Branch Book Sales

Daily Book Sales are run by Friends of Libraries' groups at the below Branch libraries, during most of the open hours of the branches. Books and other materials are sold at great low prices, and all proceeds benefit Library programs. Because the book sale hours can vary, depending on varying schedules of our volunteers and friends, we recommend you check via phone with the Library branch before visiting for a daily book sale at the following branches:

  • Balboa
  • Mountain View/Beckwourth
  • Allied Gardens/Benjamin
  • Carmel Valley
  • Carmel Mountain Ranch
  • City Heights/Weingart
  • Clairemont
  • College-Rolando
  • Kensington-Normal Heights
  • La Jolla/Riford
  • Linda Vista
  • Logan Heights
  • Valencia Park/Malcolm X
  • Mira Mesa
  • Mission Hills
  • Mission Valley
  • North Clairemont
  • North Park
  • North University Community
  • Oak Park
  • Ocean Beach
  • Otay Mesa-Nestor
  • Pacific Beach/Taylor
    Larger outside book sales are held
    Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Paradise Hills
  • Point Loma/Hervey
  • Rancho Bernardo
  • Rancho Bernardo
  • San Carlos
  • San Ysidro
  • Scripps Miramar Ranch
  • Serra Mesa
  • Skyline Hills
  • Tierrasanta
  • University Community
  • University Heights

Monthly Book Sales

Friends of The San Diego Public Library host a monthly book sale. Book donations are accepted. The proceeds from sales go to support the San Diego Public Library. These sales are held at the University Heights Branch Library, Lower Level, 4193 Park Blvd., at Howard Street. These sales are held normally on the third Saturday of each month, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact the Friends of the San Diego Public Library at 619-542-1724.

Other Monthly Book Sales and Special Book Sales occur from time-to-time for some branches, and can be found listed in our Calendar of Events.

For more information about branch book sales, please contact the Library Branch directly.

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