Below are some frequently asked questions about book donations to the Friends. For additional information, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or (818) 677-2638.
What donations are accepted?
The Friends only accepts unconditional donations of books, compact discs, and DVDs. The Friends accept books that are in good condition -- no more than 10 years old, or considered classics, literary fiction and archival collections.
Note: Complete runs of magazines can only be accepted with prior approval by the subject librarian.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, each donation is tax deductible per 501(c) 3 charitable organization law. Each donor is given a Deed of Gift to fill out at the time of donation. We cannot discuss the value of any donation. Please check with your accountant for the latest tax laws concerning book donations to the Library.
The Deed will be processed and you will receive an acknowledgement letter from the University Foundation and the Library. The letter from the University Foundation is used for IRS purposes.
How do I donate to the Friends?
Donations are accepted by drop off only on Tuesdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Please call (818) 677-2638 to schedule a drop off appointment.
What happens to materials after they are donated?
Once donations are received at the Friend's workroom, the donations are counted and sorted. The sorted materials are given to the librarians for their review; the librarians decide which materials will be added to the Library collection, and which will be given to the Friend's bookstore. The materials given to the bookstore will be sold to help raise funds for the Library. The books that are added to the collection are either replacements for missing books or books needed to expand the Library's collection.
Thank you for your interest in the Friends of the Library book donation program.