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You can - join the Friends of the CCC Library or make a donation!
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The Friends of the Contra Costa College Library Book Sale Returned this Spring 2023 after being on hiatus from the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Whether you are looking for a good summer read or something to stretch your mind, the Friends of the Contra Costa College Library Book Sale has hundreds of hardbacks and paperbacks on a wide range of topics and feature videos waiting to entice you. Prices range from 25 cents to just a few dollars.
The book sale will be open in the CoLABorate Media Room in the Library during Summer Session (2023):
Monday, June 26th through Wednesday, June 29th
10am - 3pm
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
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:
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.
Opening level for current students and college employees
|Annual contribution of $12 - $24||
Opening level for CCC retirees and community members
|Annual contribution of $25+||
|Bibliophile||Annual contribution of $60+||
|Conservator||Annual contribution of $120+||
|Literary Lion||Annual contribution of $300+||
Join the Friends of the Library (FOL)
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.
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:
Board Members and Officers