Donate Books

When: Please contact us at to arrange a date and location before dropping off. Where: email for drop off location information Contact: Access Books Bay Area Book Donations Contact Email: Contact Phone: (650) 485-3366 Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited


We accept the following types of book donations:

  • Used Books – You can give a new life to the books you don’t need anymore! 
    • Please only recent/high quality, elementary school books. 
    • Please no workbooks, or books that are worn or have been marked in.
    • No adult books or young adult books.
    • We’d rather have fewer, higher quality books than a larger number that includes low interest/old books.
    • We generally have more need for books for younger readers, grades K-2.
    • Graphic novels are very popular. Bilingual books in Spanish are welcome.

Examples of popular titles: Dog Man (and other Dav Pilkey), Elephant & Piggie (and other Mo Willems), Geronimo Stilton, Fly Guy, Dork Diaries, Pete the Cat, Splat the Cat, I Survived, Babymouse, Hilo, Narwhal, Dragonbreath, and more

These books are an example of the quality we are looking for. They were collected during a book drive for Access Books Bay Area and are currently stocking a lending library box in front of a shuttered school where children can come to get a book to read while their school library is closed due to COVID-19.
  • New Books – of course we love receiving new books! You can purchase books in the following ways:
    • Our Books4School wishlist – this is a small family-owned bookseller with a similar mission to ours, where you can purchase very low cost new books. 
    • Our Amazon Wishlist: (Please note that this wishlist generally shows the hardcover version of book titles, which we prefer for library use. Choose the paperback version – paperbacks are great for book drives, cheaper and the books will go to our little lending libraries!)
    • Another option is to make your own shorter wishlist, of books your child likes, and share that for people to browse/buy from
    • Donors can purchase books locally at Linden Tree or Books Inc.

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