510 526 3720 x7 friendsalbany@yahoo.com

Friends of the Albany Library

Friends Sales and Events


                                            ONSITE BOOK SALE NOV 6 & 7, 2021!

         At Albany Community Center (enter Marin Ave side) Sat. Nov 6 from 10 – 4, Sun. Nov. 7 from 11 – 3

                           About 3500 books for sale – no discards, magazines, vintage, no bag sale 

                         1$ Christmas and Hanukkah items Saturday only, and $.50 items all types

                                         $.50 items only on Sunday; some reduced prices all day

              Masks & social distancing required – cash, or check with matching ID – limit 40 in room

                                            for questions, contact Friends at friendsalbany@yahoo.com 


                                                                   LIMITED DONATIONS RESUME!

       Starting  Sept 16 donations will be accepted in the main lobby on Tuesdays & Thursdays 1pm-3pm.             Some Saturday donations are available by appointment at least one day in advance; email                                              friendsalbany@yahoo.com                 We will accept up to 5 boxes.

                                          Please donate ONLY items in RESELLABLE CONDITION.   


                   Also, the Friends are unable to access phone messages while the library is closed.                                                                    Please send an email instead if you wish to contact us.                     




                                                                  NO FRIENDS EVENTS SCHEDULED YET 




      When you have items to donate, please do NOT DONATE items that are so worn that they cannot be sold.             For items that are not saleable, we suggest the recycle bin, or the El Cerrito Recycling Center.                                                                                  Thank you for your understanding.  





Get Involved!


We always need volunteers, and there are always plenty of interesting tasks! We especially need volunteers to help sort our large backlog of books.

Sort & Price

Sorting and pricing is a very important task.  Help us out!

Become A Member

We heartily welcome new members!

Welcome, from the Friends of the Albany Library (FAL)

The Friends’s purpose is to benefit the library by selling books and other materials in the library, on the Internet, and during on-site booksales.

Many thanks to our volunteers and shoppers for making our most recent onsite sale a big success!

FAL operations and most of our sales take place at 1247 Marin Ave, Albany CA 94706.

Call us at 510.526.3720, extn 7 – after library reopens.  Our office is not “staffed” – leave a message and we’ll call you back.

The Albany Library is part of the Alameda County Library system, for more information including directions, visit http://www.aclibrary.org/



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