Donate books to the Free Bookmobile!

Your books aren't having much fun getting dusty on the shelf. Please take a moment to box up the best of your collection and drop them off at any of the locations below (contact us first if you have more than a couple of boxes per week to donate). We will gleefully give them away for you. We accept almost all kinds of books in good condition and especially need current, relevant titles for both kids and adults, toddler and early reader books, and teen/young adult material. Banker boxes or copy-paper boxes are easiest for us to work with and we can reuse them. Please do not pack books in anything larger as they become difficult to lift. Scroll down below the locations for more detailed guidelines...

Please click here to make a financial donation or learn about other ways to help.

Paul's Empire Head Shop & Engine Supply

112 Roberts Avenue, Santa Rosa (546-4324)

 

WEEKDAYS  8 Am - 5 Pm

or 24 hours/day through the book slot!

Take West Third Street (Downtown exit) off freeway 101 and travel west a couple of blocks.  Turn left (south) onto Roberts Avenue. Paul's shop is the first large building on the left. 

 

Umpqua Bank Sebastopol

201 North Main Street, Sebastopol (827-2265)

 

MON - FRI  9 Am - 5 Pm

Coming south down the hill on Main St/116, the bank is on the left across from Rite Aid as you approach Hwy 12. From other directions, take 116 north at Hwy 12 intersection. Follow 116 left and park in the upper lot just above Whole Foods.


 

 

 


The Windsor UPS Store

9048 Brooks Road South, Windsor (838-3853)

 

WEEKDAYS  8:30 Am - 6:30 Pm

SAT  9 Am - 5 Pm

Take the Downtown Windsor Exit off freeway 101 and travel north on Los Amigos Road (east side of the freeway). Turn left onto Brooks Road South and travel north a couple more blocks. Turn right into the large Safeway shopping center.

 

Umpqua Bank Petaluma

201 Western Avenue, Petaluma (763-4555)

 

WEEKDAYS 9 Am – 5 Pm

SAT  9 Am - 1 Pm

Take the East Washington exit off freeway 101 and turn west onto East Washington. A few blocks after crossing Petaluma Boulevard, turn left onto Keller Street. The bank is at the corner of Keller and Western Avenue.
PLEASE GIVE YOUR BOOKS TO ANY STAFF MEMBER.

 

St. Francis Exchange Bank

136 Calistoga Road, Santa Rosa (539-1505)

 

MON - THUR  9 Am - 5 Pm, FRI until 6 Pm

SAT  10 Am - 2 Pm

Take Hwy 12 east from Santa Rosa past Middle Rincon Road, or west from the Kenwood/Oakmont area past Mountain Hawk. Calistoga Road is the next major intersection, the bank is in the Safeway shopping center on the northeast corner.

 

Umpqua Bank Sonoma

135 W. Napa Street #101, Sonoma (935-7800)

 

MON - FRI  9 Am - 5 Pm

From the north, take Highway 12 south to West Napa Street, following it east into downtown. From the east or south, head toward the Sonoma Plaza and continue west another half block on West Napa. Bank is on the south side of the road.

PLEASE GIVE YOUR BOOKS TO ANY STAFF MEMBER.


 

 

Rohnert Park Exchange Bank

6290 Commerce Blvd, Rohnert Park (584-7300)

 

MON - THUR  9 Am - 5 Pm, FRI until 6 Pm

SAT  10 Am - 2 Pm

Take RP Expressway east from freeway 101 exit, or across the overpass from Old Redwood Hwy. Bank is within large parking lot on northeast corner of Commerce Boulevard and Expressway.

 

Healdsburg Exchange Bank

1031 Vine Street, Healdsburg (433-0404)

 

MON - THUR  9 Am - 5 Pm, FRI until 6 Pm

SAT  10 Am - 2 Pm

From south, take Downtown Healdsburg exit from freeway 101, proceed north and take a left onto Vine Street. From north, take Westside Road exit, turn left onto Westside and left again into shopping center parking lot before light at Healdsburg Avenue.






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEEDS: We are in greatest need of current titles for youth and young adults, including toddler board books, early readers, dictionaries, science, music, art, nature, and popular fiction.  Please click here for a more detailed list of currently popular kids' books (one-page pdf file).  For adults, our highest priorities are:

 

WE DO NOT NEED: Our patrons appreciate a wide variety of gently used books.  There are a few kinds, however, that don't fit within our mission parameters.  Thereby we don't accept magazines, encyclopedias or other large sets, condensed, abridged, or 'digest' versions, tear-offs (books without covers), books with illegible spines, torn, damaged, or marked-up books, school/university textbooks, or out-of-date books.  We can use older books only if they are considered true classics!  Out-of-date refers to old books without practical value, usually on topics of computers/software, electronics/technology, nutrition, finance, microwave cookery, etc.  We don't circulate other types of media (music, DVDs, audiotapes, software) except for audiobooks on CD for our vision-challenged patrons.

TEACHERS/LIBRARIANS: We appreciate your interest in supporting our mission. Please be aware that if you are clearing out old kids books from your classroom or library because they have been unread for years, or are worn out from handling, then they will not be of use on the bookmobile either. Even though the books are free to take, children maintain their same high selection standards (especially regarding cover art) on board our vehicle as they do anywhere else. We would love to have current or very recent material that is in good condition, both fiction and non. We recommend you take all the rest to Goodwill or Salvation Army.

 

Thank You!