Due to the Public Health concerns and the closing of the College of the Desert campus, the Friends Book Room is closed until further notice, but we are accepting book donations at an alternate location.
Beginning June 1, 2020, the Friends of the College of the Desert Library will accept book donations at 74741 Joni Drive in Palm Desert. The College of the Desert campus and the Friends book room was closed on March 19 due to public health concerns with COVID-19 and will remain closed until further notice.
We hope that this stay-at-home order has given you an opportunity to read a lot of books and to clean out your bookshelves.
Volunteers will accept book donations every Monday from 10:00 AM to noon and will wear masks, practice social distancing, and use hand sanitizers. Please do the same. We accept fiction and non-fiction hardback and paperback books, CDs, DVDs and jigsaw puzzles.
Directions to 74741 Joni Drive:
Going south on Cook Street, turn right on 42nd Avenue, then left on Joni Drive. 74741 is on your right. Turn into the long driveway to the right of the building, the Friends storage unit is in the back. Volunteers will remove the books from your car.
Going north on Cook Street, turn left onto Velie Way, then left on Joni Drive. 74741 is on your right. Turn into the long driveway to the right of the building, the Friends storage unit is in the back. Volunteers will remove the books from your car.
Your book donation will support student success at COD. While the COD Library is physically closed, Library staff is still providing services on-line and on the phone as students continue their education. Your donation of books is appreciated.
Mondays, 10:00 AM to noon, 74741 Joni Drive, Palm Desert.