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Books & Media

Your donation of books, music, videos, or other materials is greatly appreciated. Donated items become the property of Salinas Public Library and are reviewed by staff to determine if they will be added to our collections. Materials not chosen for addition are given to the Friends of the Library to be sold in their Book Boutique at the John Steinbeck Library. Please do NOT donate:

  • VHS Movies*
  • Cassette Tapes (Books or Music)*
  • Magazines, loose or in bound volumes
  • Encyclopedias
  • Textbooks*
  • Law books
  • Musty, mildewed, soiled or damaged items

* Please Note: Friends of the Salinas Public Library will accept donations of VHS Movies, Cassette Tapes and Recent College Textbooks. Please call The Friends Corner Bookshop 758-7182 to arrange for these items to be dropped off.

How To Donate Items

We welcome gently used books and media. If you have fewer than 50 items, you may drop them off at the Circulation Desk at any of our locations. If you have more than 50 items, please have them boxed or bagged and arrange a time to drop them off at the John Steinbeck Library. Please call us at (831) 758-7311 to arrange a drop-off time.

PLEASE do not leave items in the library’s outside return bins or outside the library buildings.

Thank you for your generous support!

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