Friends of the Library

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Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library

Huntington Beach Public Library

7111 Talbert Ave

Huntington Beach, CA 92648

(714) 375-8429

The Friends of the Library (FOTL) supports the Library through volunteer work and fund raising activities by encouraging gifts, endowments, and bequests to the Library. There are many ways to support the Library.


Direct Donations

FOTL accepts checks made payable to the Friends of the Huntington Beach Public Library

Contributions are tax deductible (Federal Tax ID# 23-7177623)

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Friends of the Library

Huntington Beach Public Library

7111 Talbert Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92648


Become a FOTL member

Join FOTL by becoming a member. Click here to apply online. The annual membership dues are:

$15 Senior Citizen or Student $30 Sustaining $150 Lifetime (onetime contribution)
$20 Individual / $25 Family $50 Associate $500 Benefactor (onetime contribution)

Membership Benefits...

If you are unable to contribute financially, please consider donating your time as an FOTL volunteer. Volunteers are always needed for the Friends Gift Shop, Programs, Used Book Sales, and Newsletter areas.

Used Book Donations

Donations of books are welcome year round for the used book sale. A bin for donated books is located on the rear loading dock of the Central Library. Patrons needing assistance with unloading donations should come on Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to noon, or phone ahead to make special arrangements. Book donations are also accepted at all library branches. The Friends of the Library accepts donations of books, media (CDs, DVDs, records), art, small scale antiques, and collectibles. Please contact Goodwill or Salvation Army for other donations.

Amazon Online Used Book Sales

Now it is easier than ever to support the library by purchasing used books through the FOTL online Amazon book sales where you can search for a great deal on a used book and order it without ever having to leave home.

FOTL Amazon Store

Used Book Sales at the Central Library

Used Book Sale at the Library

Residents donate many thousands of books each year to the FOTL, which are sold in ongoing book sales located on the main floor in the Used Book Sales center. Volunteers are always needed to help prepare, sort, and price books at the Friends Workplace.


The Adopt-A-Book program allows you to commemorate a special person, date or event by placing a personalized book in the library's collection. For a donation of $25 or more, the library will help you identify an appropriate book, insert a bookplate carrying your message of tribute, and send an acknowledgement of your generosity to the appropriate party. Imagine a handsome book about art or gardening, about history or poetry, that bears the name of a special person or event in your life. With Adopt-A-Book, book lovers will enjoy your contribution and see your commemoration for years to come.

To Adopt-A-Book, simply fill out a formAdobe PDF File and mail it in or drop it off at any HBPL library.

The Friends Gift Shop

Volunteers operate and staff the Friends Gift Shop in the Central Library. The Shop rents best sellers (books can be reserved for no charge) and sells a wide variety of cards, jewelry, activity books, and specialty gift items. Volunteers are needed to staff the shop or to help out in general shop operations.

FOTL Programs and Special Events

FOTL Gift Shop

The FOTL presents various guest speakers and holiday programs. Volunteers are needed to help plan, organize and publicize these events. You can also support the FOTL by attending an Author Luncheon event where you can listen to a live author talk and enjoy a great lunch. Other programs include field trips and the annual Christmas Wassail party. Most programs require prepaid reservations at least one week in advance. View the latest FOTL programs.


Send checks to:
FOTL Programs
7111 Talbert Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Did you know?

The city has over 1,000 parking spaces near the beach!  You can purchase the Annual Beach Parking pass that allows discounted parking prices near the City beach.  Learn more about this beach parking pass.

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