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About the Library

Welcome to the CCC Friends of the Library!

students studying at tables in the library 
Like libraries?

Want to help the CCC Library support student success?

You can - join the Friends of the CCC Library or make a donation!

See what CCC students have to say about their library in this video:





Your gift to the Friends of the CCC Library is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Contra Costa College Foundation's tax identification number is 94-6135368

Donate Online 

The CCC Foundation has secure online donation to receive your credit/debit card donations. 

So that your donation gets to the Friends of the CCC Library, please make sure to:


CCC Foundation

  • Select "Other" under the "I want my donation to go to"

  • Enter "Friends of the CCC Library" in the "Tell Us Where" box.


Mail a Check

If you prefer to mail in a check donation, please make check payable to "Contra Costa College Foundation" and specify "Friends of the CCC Library" in the memo line. Please send your check to:
Friends of the CCC Library
c/o Contra Costa College Library
2600 Mission Bell Dr
San Pablo, CA 94806

As of Spring 2023: ALL Material donations are currently on hiatus due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Donate Books, DVDs, or CDs

All donations should be in clean, working condition. We cannot accept items that have been exposed to mildew or damaged by water. The Library is most interested in new/recent textbooks, current fiction, and nonfiction that might meet the needs of the college's curriculum. The librarians will evaluate all donations. Items that are not added to the collection will be placed in the FOL book sales.
Donations may be dropped off at the Circulation Desk (in the less busy afternoons, please) or by appointment. If you have a large volume of donations, you will need to make an appointment so that a staff member can meet you in the loading dock behind the library with a cart. To make an appointment, please contact Brenda Pless at 510-215-4816 or Tady Yoseph at 510-215-4896.
Library staff will fill out a donation receipt listing the number of items by type; this is your receipt for tax purposes. Please note that we cannot assign monetary values.  Your own purchase receipts will provide any further needed documentation.

Donate Used Inkjet Cartridges or Cell Phones

The FOL earns funds by recycling certain types of used inkjet cartridges and old cell phones. The amount earned per item ranges from 10 cents to $2. Please place your cartridges or cell phones in a plastic sandwich bag and place the bag in the collection box atop the small bookcase near the Photocopier Alcove.
PLEASE: No large laser or toner cartridges; the recycling company will not accept them.


Membership Categories and Benefits
Category Amount Benefits
Opening level for current students and college employees
Annual contribution of $12 - $24
  • Book sale preview
  • FOL Newsletter
Opening level for CCC retirees and community members
Annual contribution of $25+
  • Book sale preview
  • FOL Newsletter
  • Borrowing privileges at the CCC Library (1 book per loan period)
Bibliophile Annual contribution of $60+
  • Book sale preview
  • FOL Newsletter
  • Borrowing privileges at the CCC Library (2 books per loan period)
Conservator Annual contribution of $120+
  • Book sale preview
  • FOL Newsletter
  • Borrowing privileges at the CCC Library (3 books per loan period)
  • Remote Access of library's online resources
Literary Lion Annual contribution of $300+
  • Book sale preview
  • FOL Newsletter
  • Borrowing privileges at the CCC Library (unlimited)
  • Remote Access of library's online resources

Join the Friends of the Library (FOL)


  • Pay by Check, please:
    • Complete an FOL membership application (see below), selecting your membership level.
    • Fill out a check with the appropriate amount, making it payable "Contra Costa College Foundation - Friends of the Library."
    • Mail the printed copy of your application with your check to:
      Friends of the CCC Library
      c/o Contra Costa College Library
      2600 Mission Bell Dr,
      San Pablo, CA 94806


The Friends of the Library is part of the Contra Costa College Foundation. Its purpose is to promote the assets and programs of the library through fundraising activities, volunteerism, and public relations. Friends volunteer in the library and help with book sales, donation sorting, recruitment, and other fund-raising activities.

Annual Activities

  • Book Sales
    • Large all-subject annual sale (usually in April-May)
    • On-going paperback fiction sale: Sale bookcase is adjacent to the Circulation (Check Out Counter) 
    • Special-topic mini-sales held periodically (e.g. Nursing books)
  • Members Newsletter: twice per year

FOL Board of Directors

The FOL board determines annual goals, activities, and expenditures in consultation with library staff. It meets 4 to 6 times per year. The board's objectives are:

  • To promote awareness of and good will towards the CCC Library on the campus and in the West Contra Costa community.
  • To increase library resources through contributions and the solicitation of grants, bequests, and gifts of books and other appropriate materials.
  • To enhance access to information and library resources through technology.

Board Members and Officers

  • President: Erica Watson
  • Vice-President: Open Position
  • Membership Secretary:  Sonia Robles
  • Recording Secretary:  Darris Crear
  • Treasurer:  Andrew Kuo
  • Judy Flum
  • Jason Berner
  • Michell Naidoo