Become a Member

The annual proceeds of our Friends of HPL program benefit the Houston Public Library. 100% of the library’s programs are funded through philanthropy. Friends of HPL is part of the Houston Library Foundation, and together we provide funding for incredible programs that benefit children, adults and seniors all across Houston.

Group of members

Student / Senior / Teacher

✓ Exclusive Emails and Invitations

✓ 10% Discount at Book Sale

✓ Early access to Book Sales 9a-10a

✓ Access to Pop-up Book Sales

Booklover

✓ Exclusive Emails and Invitations

✓ 15% Discount at Book Sale

✓ 10% Discount at Gift Shop

✓ Early access to Book Sales 9a-10a

✓ Access to Pop-up Book Sales

Bibliophile

✓ Exclusive Emails and Invitations

✓ 15% Discount at Book Sale

✓ 15% Discount at Gift Shop

✓ Early access to Book Sales 9a-10a

✓ Access to Pop-up Book Sales

Check out our Big Book Sale

Are you looking for your next great read? You will be amazed at the selection and the bargain pricing at the Friends Book Sales. Every purchase helps support library programs and initiatives that help the community.

Donate your gently used books or even host a book drive and help fuel the process! The more books that are available the more impact they have on the community.

Donate Books

Thank you for thinking of us for your book donation! We accept new and gently used books at our Book Warehouse.

We Accept

Hardback books in good condition

Paperback books in good condition

School textbooks

Trade manuals

Antique and rare books

Vinyl Records / LPs

CDs, DVDs

Cell phones of all kinds

All Apple products

Kindles and tablets

Wearable tech devices

Game consoles

We Don’t Accept

Encyclopedias 2011 or older

Magazines

Newspapers

Damaged Books

Law Books

2 Boxes or Less

You may drop off a donation of this size or smaller to your nearest HPL branch.

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Partners

Book drives with corporations and community partners are great!

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Best days to drop off books*


Hours Open

Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

Sundays

10am – 4pm

Closed

10am – 4pm

Closed

10am – 4pm

10am – 4pm

10am – 4pm

Warehouse hours are not consistent due to staffing. Please check the volunteer schedule to see when the warehouse is open.

Host a book drive

We are always in need of books! Organizing a book drive is a great way to engage your company or community group.

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Volunteer

Your volunteer support helps us turn initiatives and events into community successes. Choose an area interests you and then please sign our liability form before volunteering with us for the first time.

Warehouse Volunteer

We welcome all volunteers ages 13+ to join us at our Book Warehouse where we process books all year long.

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Group Volunteer

We welcome large corporate, school, organization and club groups to volunteer with us for programs, initiatives and events.

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Special Projects Volunteer

From administrative volunteering, to special events, social media content volunteering and beyond, our team welcomes your special skills to help us achieve our mission.

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