Donate Books and Materials (New and Used)

The Friends of West Florida Public Libraries collects books all year long for their semi-annual book sales. The sales help fund the children’s Summer Reading Club and other special events at WFPL. Contributions may also be used to purchase books, materials, equipment and furniture for the Library.

Small donations (one bag or less) may be dropped off at any WFPL location.

Large donations (more than one bag) may be made as follows*:

The Friends now accept large donations from 9-11:45 a.m. each Thursday (except holidays) at Uncle Bob’s Self Storage, 5060 N. Palafox St., Pensacola, FL 32505, in the second storage building on Murphy Street. The doors will automatically open when someone stands in front of them.

Anyone capable of carrying the donations without assistance is asked to leave them on the red dollies at the entrance. If the donations are too heavy, go to the Friends’ storage unit on Row E (directions below) and the Friends will have someone help carry them in.

Directions to the Friends’ storage unit on row E:

  • Go down the main hall
  • Turn right and look for row E
  • Go down row E and the Friends will be sorting in a unit on the left.

For more information on donating to WFPL, contact Linda Williams at 850-450-2469 or visit

To make large donations in the Southwest Branch Library area, contact the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library by:

  • Calling the Southwest Branch Library at 850-453-7780
  • Calling the FSWB President at 850-696-9609
  • Emailing Cathy Ingram at

*Please note: the process for making large donations has recently changed. (March 2016)

Monetary donations

West Florida Public Libraries is grateful for public support and donations.

To make a cash or check donation, simply bring the donation to any West Florida Public Libraries location and let the person at the desk know that it is a donation.

West Florida Public Libraries does not currently accept online donations.

To make a donation in memory of someone, add a note with the person’s name and any information about the person that staff should know.