Book Donations Suspended Due to Health Concerns

Due to the Public Health concerns and the closing of the College of the Desert campus, the Friends Book Room is closed and not accepting book donations until further notice.

Previously enjoyed books may be delivered to the Friends Book Room on Monday mornings from 8:00 am to 11:00 am when volunteers are processing books. Or, by calling 760-333-0733 to schedule an appointment for dropping off books on other days of the week.  If you have a large amount of books to donate you can schedule an appointment for pickup by calling 760-799-2565.

NOTE: When a holiday falls on a Monday, we will accept book donations on the following Tuesday. We will be closed for the following holidays, but accepting books the following Tuesday:

  • Monday, September 2, 2019, Labor Day
  • Monday, October 14, 2019, Columbus Day
  • Monday, November 11, 2019, Veterans Day
  • Monday, January 20, 2020, Martin Luther King Day
  • Monday, February 17, 2020, Presidents' Day
  • Monday, May 25, 2020, Memorial Day
  • Monday, September 7, 2020, Labor Day

Directions to Friends Book Room
From the intersection of Monterey and Magnesia Falls go east and turn right at the second driveway into parking lot 25. The Maintenance building (M&O) is the second building on the right. Turn right into the driveway and see an orange door with a sign above "Friends of the Library." If you are donating books on a day and time other than Monday mornings, please call 760-333-0733 to schedule an appointment to drop off books.

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Large Donations

Call for pick-up of large donations call 760-333-0733

We accept previously enjoyed books, audio books on CD, music CDs, and DVDs.

We are unable to accept:

  • ·       Magazines
  • ·       Encyclopedias
  • ·       Comics
  • ·       LP records
  • ·       Cassette tapes
  • ·       VHS tapes
  • ·       Technical books (medicine, legal, real estate, computer software, etc.) if published over 3 years ago

The Tax ID# for Friends of the College of the Library Is 23 - 7238550. 

Friends of the College of the Desert Library 43-500 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert, Ca. 92260

All proceeds benefit the COD Library. Questions? or 760-333-0733


Cash Donations Appreciated.
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Address: 43500 Monterey Avenue, Palm Desert, CA. 92260

Phone: 760-568-3138


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