• What We Do

    Access Books Bay Area approaches the important work of bridging the gap in access to literacy through a variety of different programs, including our Library refurbishment projects, as well our COVID response programs.

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  • Get Involved

    Your generosity is what makes our work possible. Whether you support us financially or with your time and expertise, you can take personal responsibility for the lives that we touch and the children whose literacy experience is enriched and improved by our work.


  • Why We Do It

    We believe that access to education is a fundamental human right. And children growing up in poverty in the Bay Area are suffering from multiple educational disadvantages, primary among them being unequal access to quality libraries that instill a love of reading that can lead to lifelong gains in educational achievement. School libraries in California are in crisis, and students are suffering the consequences.

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School libraries in California are in crisis. We are here to help.

Make a Difference

Give the gift of literacy to the children in the Bay Area most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Buy Low-Cost Books from our Wishlist!

In partnership with Books4Schools, Access Books Bay Area has put together a wishlist of high quality, culturally relevant, below market rate books that we can use to stock our library book boxes, give away directly to students most in need, and stock our classroom libraries at schools we serve.

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Upcoming Events

9:00 am Washington Elementary (San Jose ... @ Washington Elementary School
Washington Elementary (San Jose ... @ Washington Elementary School
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Washington Elementary (San Jose USD) Library Project @ Washington Elementary School
Access Books will restock and refurbish the school library at Washington Elementary School in the San Jose Unified School District. Stay tuned for updates about volunteering at this event.