Donate for a Great Cause

You can support our library by donating gently-used materials like books and media, or by donating money.


Donate Money

If you want to make a monetary donation, you can donate money online or send us a check.



Donate Books & Media

The Friends of the Mountain View Library are now accepting book and media donations! Since we are still operating on a limited basis, we ask that you make an appointment for dropping off your donation.


Please pack your books into full, closed boxes (no larger than the size of banker's boxes). We can accept up to four boxes per household.


Please follow these three steps to make your appointment:

  1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on
  2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on
  3. Sign up! Choose your spots - will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: does not share your email address with anyone.


Types of Materials We Accept


Materials We Cannot Accept


Most donations of gently-used materials to the Friends of the Library are sold by the Friends, and the proceeds are used to support Library services and collections.


Where to Donate Materials

Come to the back of the library building at 585 Franklin Street (Google map) in downtown Mountain View. The driveway leading up to the book drop is on Mercy Street just to the left of the driveway that leads down into the Library's underground parking garage.


Volunteers will be there at the time of your appointment to accept your boxes and issue donation receipts, if requested.