Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Torrance libraries are not accepting donations at this time.


Your donations keep us going. The sale of books is our primary source of revenue. All proceeds go directly to supporting the Torrance Public Library.


We welcome donations of books and audiovisual materials in good, saleable condition. If the library has a need for it, your donation may become part of its collection. Items we can’t sell are donated to community groups and charities.


What to donate

Hardcover and paperback books in good condition

Audio books, CDs, DVDs, Records, Puzzles, and games.


We do not accept




VHS tapes


Where to donate

Donations can be left at any library branch.


The Katy Geissert Civic Center Library has a Friends donation bin just inside the door as well as a large bin on the driveway between the library and the pool. Please use the bin marked "LIBRARY DONATIONS."


Large donations can be dropped off at the loading dock of the Katy Geissert Civic Center Library during library hours. The dock is located in the driveway between the library and the pool. Press the call button to the right of the door, and library staff will help unload your donation.

Donations to the Friends are tax deductible. Donation forms are available at the loading dock of the main branch during library hours. We do not assign a value to your donation.

Friends of the Torrance Library