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Friends of the Palo Alto Library - Palo Alto - 4000 Middlefield Rd H2

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Friends of the Palo Alto Library

4000 Middlefield Rd H2, Palo Alto, California 94303
(650) 213-8755

Mon-Sat: 3:00pm - 5:00pm. *check website or call for any schedule variations. Pick-up may be available, but check website for qualifications. Please bring all donations to: FOPAL Main Book Sale Room, Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield H2. Road, Palo Alto (rear of campus, north entrance, next to the tennis courts, see Maps and Directions).

Accepts Books, audio book CDs (not music), DVDs, Games, Puzzles, and Software (visit website link for full list of items accepted and not accepted).

Item Notes Method Destination
Books - Hard Cover
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Books - Soft Cover
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
CD/DVD - Commercially Made - Working Accepts Commercially recorded items: audio books on CDs or cassettes, movies on DVD or Blu-ray.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Collectibles Ephemera : black and white photos and all handwritten items (journals, letters, diaries, envelopes with stamps, postcards, historical and unusual material)
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
Toys & Games - Working Accepts puzzles, games and toys. Please consider reuse options for your functional, reusable items.
  • Free Drop-off
  • Reuse
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