The Friends of the Half Moon Bay Library join San Mateo County Libraries in our dedication to being a positive force for our communities and standing up for equity, inclusion and social justice. To our communities of color, we stand with you.

Thanks for helping to make Coastside Gives a huge success for the Friends of the Library in 2020. We were thrilled to receive donations of over $13,000 toward the library's meals program. As of July 21, we have not yet been able to begin offering meals due to the Coronavaris pandemic, but the library staff is committed to launching this program as soon as possible.

Click here to join the Friends of the Half Moon Bay Library, renew your membership, or make a one-time donation.

Today is a great day to make a donation to the Friends of the Half Moon Bay Library - whether renewing your membership or making an additional donation to fund programming. Ride the wave of worldwide generosity and act locally! 


You can find the ongoing Friends of the Half Moon Bay Library book sale shelves on the main floor of the library, on our book cart in front of the library and on the wall behind the Books on Hold shelves. Stop by and browse for some great book deals!

July 24 Update:

All San Mateo County Library buildings are closed because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Thank you for holding onto your book donations until the library reopens and we are again able to accept donations.

While the library building is closed, curbside pickup is not offered along with extensive online services. Click here for more information.

Thanks for donating your gently used books to the Friends of the Library.

Books must be clean, in good condition and boxed. Bankers box size (10x12x15) is ideal.

  • Fiction in good condition, no more than 10 years old

  • Non-fiction in good condition

  • Children's books in good condition, including children's books in Spanish

  • CD's or DVD's in good condition and in original cases

  • No foreign language, periodicals/magazines, textbooks, audio or VHS cassettes

If you have 2 boxes or fewer, drop them at the library main desk. More than two boxes, e-mail We will be get back to you and coordinate a time for dropping off your books.

Our major book sale takes place each year in early November. As we have limited storage space for books at the library, there may be times during the year that we cannot accept book donations. Check this page for status before you bring donations to us. If we are not accepting donations, please save them until closer to our sale if you can!


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Call us at 650-479-4006 / email: /620 Correas Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

2019 Friends of the Half Moon Bay Library

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