At the Friends of West Florida Public Library, we welcome all kinds of gifts. Your gift of gently used books, CDs and DVDs will enjoy a second life in service of the library. Never forget that your time has value, too! And your financial contributions of any amount make a real impact in our community. Thank you, Pensacola!

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  • You don’t need to make a long-term commitment to make a lasting impact. Each dollar you donate will go towards keeping the vast collections, educational programs, and community services free for the people in our community. Every little bit helps.

    DONATE BY MAIL - Send checks to: Friends of West Florida Public Library P. O. Box 13394 Pensacola, FL 32591-3394

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  • Thanks to your donation of new and used items, the Friends of WFPL are able to raise more than $30,000 each year. These items are used not only for our spring and fall book sale, but help fill the shelves at your local library and the bookcases at our two library book stores.

    What we would like to receive:

    • Recent bestsellers in gently used hardback and paperback books, fiction and non-fiction, for children and adults
    • All antique or collectible books including first editions and autographed copies
    • Multi-media (music, books, and movies) including record albums and commercially recorded CDs, and DVDs in good condition
    • Large-print books in excellent physical condition
    • Puzzles in excellent condition
    • Current magazines within the last 6 months
    • Textbooks no older than 10 years in good condition
    • Coffee table books in excellent condition

    What we do NOT accept:

    It has been our experience that these items do not sell at our book sales

    • Damaged books (broken spines, missing covers, stained, mildewed, excessively highlighted or underlined)
    • Reader's Digest Condensed Books
    • Any Magazines that are older than 6 months with the exception of National Geographic
    • Textbooks older than 10 years
    • Encyclopedias
    • Law Codes or Statutes
    • Surplused material from other institutions or school libraries
    • Obsolete or outdated items such as cassettes or VHS tapes
    • Old travel books and maps
    • Old computer books

    Donations of two small bags can be delivered to any library. Larger donations should be delivered to our Friends of West Florida Public Library, Inc. warehouse located on 325 Commerce Street, and you may call Linda Williams at 850-450-2469 if you have any questions about your donation. Our building sits back off the street so please look down our driveway to see our building. When you arrive at the warehouse please ring the doorbell so that someone can accept the donations at the front door. Please pack your donations in small to medium boxes as most of our volunteers are seniors and can't lift heavy boxes.

    We are open for donations every Thursday from 9am to noon, except on holidays.

    If you need a receipt for tax purposes, we will provide one. We cannot, however, assign a dollar value to your donation.

  • Make a gift meaningful. Remember or honor someone special by putting their name on a gift that will serve thousands of people for years to come. For more information contact the Friends at 850.436.5060.
  • A recurring donation of your choice allows you to make an easy and sustainable impact, and provides us with the consistency to keep services free year-round. For more information contact the Friends of WFPL at 850.436.5060
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  • Corporate partnership opportunities range from exhibition sponsorship to support for programs that serve some of Escambia County’s most vulnerable groups. For more information contact the Friends of WFPL at 850.436.5060