Members’ Early Sale 14-15 August 2021

More details to come. But read about the Members’ Early Sale to get the general idea.

Closed for Independence Day

FOPAL will be closed Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day.

Sign Up Online for Friends and Family Sales

Our sales will be on hold until the health risk to our customers and volunteers is substantially reduced. We monitor the health situation continually and we look forward to returning to our monthly sales when we can offer them with as little risk as possible.

If you miss our sales and our fantastic offerings of items in three rooms, we have started a program we call Friends and Family. Anyone who wants to shop is definitely a Friend! Use the links below to schedule an appointment to shop our shelves in the Main Room or Children’s Room or email to receive information on scheduling an appointment to shop FOPAL’s Bargain Room.

Use these links to “Shop our Shelves” on, the scheduling tool we’ll be using to assign participants with a volunteer to shop in the Main Room or Children’s Room. Bargain Room shoppers will be scheduled separately.

Special rules for these sales:

You must have exact change or a check for your purchases.

You must only shop from the shelves where items are priced. Boxes on the floor contain items in process and not yet priced so they should not be opened.

We are requesting that you come prepared to spend a minimum of $30 for the Main Room, and $20 for the Children’s Room. The Bargain Room has no minimum request.

Thank you for your continuing support of FOPAL!


Good news, beginning Monday, June 14th, FOPAL will be opening up for drop-off donations no appointment needed, Monday- Saturday 3- 5pm at our Main Room!

Friends of the Palo Alto Library/FOPAL are located at 4000 Middlefield Rd. in the Cubberley Community Center/CCC. You’ll be delivering your books at FOPAL’s Main Room, the portable by the tennis courts using the CCC north entrance.

Donors will be greeted outside FOPAL’s Main Room by a volunteer Donation Monitor(s) and asked to place donations in FOPAL’s banker boxes and then move the books/boxes up the ramp to FOPAL’s Sorting Room. Sorting Room volunteers will help direct donors as to where to place the boxes and offer a receipt and a thank-you. There will be a limit of six bags/boxes per donation.

No ephemera, electronics, art, records, music CDs, or plushies/stuffed animals will be accepted. See the temporary list of what we do and do not accept at

FOPAL offers the use of hand trucks & carts if needed.

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