• 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 the Bay Area need help. That's where we come in.

Give the Gift of Books this Holiday Season!

Access Books Bay Area is partnering with Sacred Heart Community Service to provide 1200 books for children ages 6-8 living in poverty as part of their holiday gift program. Donate books by visiting on our wishlist.


Upcoming Events

10:00 am Book sorting and processing
Book sorting and processing
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Book sorting and processing
Click here for more information or to sign up to help.
9:00 am Washington Elementary (San Jose ... @ Washington Elementary School
Washington Elementary (San Jose ... @ Washington Elementary School
Jan 8 @ 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.

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