San Rafael Public Library

Friends Books

1016 C Street, San Rafael

Tuesday – Saturday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(415) 453-1443

Book lovers of all ages are invited to visit our bookstore in the heart of downtown San Rafael. Friends Books, sponsored by the Friends of the San Rafael Public Library, offers a full range of new and gently-used books, beautifully organized and displayed for your browsing and shopping pleasure. Enter through a rare downtown garden into the sunny and friendly shop, just around the corner from Fourth Street and next door to the parking garage on C Street and 5th Avenue.


The Friends are taking donations at the annex trailer at the Downtown library drive-through (1100 E St) of up to 3 boxes or bags on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings between 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. 

Please do not to leave items outside. 

Please do not donate: encyclopedias, vinyl records, cassette tapes, VCR tapes, textbooks, seminar or business items, outdated science or computer items, or any items in not-new or bad condition – only like-new items.

If you have 4 or more boxes or bags or have exceptional or rare books, call 415-457-3421 to make an appointment.

Here’s more information about the Friends of the Library.

  • Downtown Library

    Sun: closed
    Mon, Tues, Weds: 10-4
    Thurs: 12-6
    Fri & Sat: 10-4

    (415) 485-3323

    1100 E Street (at 5th Avenue)
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Pickleweed Library

    Sat, Sun & Mon: Closed
    Tues: 10-4
    Weds & Thurs: 12-6
    Fri: 10-4

    (415) 485-3483

    50 Canal Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Northgate Library

    Sun, Mon, Tues, Weds: Closed
    Thurs, Fri, Sat: 12-4

    (415) 524-2694

    5800 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903

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