Books and Other Materials

The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library and the Thousand Oaks Library welcome donations of previously owned materials. Donated materials fulfill two purposes: to enhance the Library’s collection or to be sold by the Friends of the Library to raise money for the Library.

  1. Items are evaluated based on criteria outlined in the Library’s selection policy and may be used to enhance the Library’s collection;
  2. Items that are not added to the Library’s collection may be sold through Used Book Sales to raise money for the Library.

The following items would not be useful for these purposes and are no longer accepted:

  • Magazines or journals
  • Records or 8 track tapes
  • Encyclopedia sets
  • Moldy items
  • Items or boxes that are water or otherwise damaged
  • VHS tapes

Examples of items that would be useful include:

  • Hardback books – both fiction and non-fiction
  • Paperback books
  • Children’s books
  • Coffee table books and collectible books
  • Music CDs
  • Unabridged Audio books on CD
  • DVDs or Blu Ray Discs

Donated materials are considered gifts to benefit the Thousand Oaks Library and cannot be returned to the donor. Patrons are asked to only donate what they can carry in to the Library. A book cart may be made available for donors to bring materials into the Library. Patrons who would like to keep their boxes or baskets will need to place their items on a book cart. For large donations, please call the phone number below before bringing in the materials.

Receipts for tax purposes are available, but the value of materials and the number of items donated are estimated by the donor, not by library staff.

Donations may be taken to either the Grant R. Brimhall Library or Newbury Park Branch Library (directions and hours).

The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library and the Thousand Oaks Library staff thank community members for their generous donations. Please contact Geri Trail, Vice President of Book Sales, Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library, at 805-480-9737 for more information.


Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library
c/o Newbury Park Branch Library
2331 Borchard Road
Newbury Park, CA 91320
(805) 449-2660, ext. 0

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