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City Library
1000 Spring Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 237-3870
(805) 238-3665 FAX
10am to 8pm
10am to 5pm
Closed Sunday

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Be a Friend

For as little as $10 you can take advantage of early entrance to book sales while supporting our library. Applications available at the Friends Gift Store and at the door of the book sale. Over the past three years the Friends have contributed almost $100,000 to supplement funding for the library.

Friends of the Library - Store VolunteerFriends of the Library Gift Shop Seeking FUN Volunteers!

The Friends of the Paso Robles Library is looking for enthusiastic volunteers.

Applicants for Friends of the Library volunteer positions must be at least 18 years of age.

For more information or to apply, call Suzanne, 805-237-3870.

Friends of the Library + Today's Active Senior =
New Friends, New Experiences, New Contributions

The Friend's Gift Shop is Dedicated to Friends Founder
Molly Edmundson

Molly Edmundson Dedication PlaqueStore Hours:
Monday - Friday, 10am to 8pm
Saturday. 10am to 5pm
Contact: 805-237-3908

Our Gift Shop is a carefully curated collection of educational toys, gifts, cards, jewelry, books, and so much more. When you shop with us, you neverpay sales tax and because we are staffed by volunteers we assure you that your money goes to supporting the Paso Robles Library directly. To see our latest goodies, check out our Facebook page!

Since 1978, Friends of the Library has provided additional financial support for Library programs, materials, and activities. The group collects donations of book and magazines throughout the year, which are then either added to the Library’s permanent collections or sold in the Friends Gift Shop located just off the lobby. The Friends Gift Shop is a popular shopping destination for visitors and residents alike, offering delightful goods that enhance learning and creative play. Together with the used books and magazines, Friends of the Library generates over $30,000 each year for Library programs and materials.


Did you know that you can support the City Library with an annual membership of only $10 per year? Download Membership Pamphlet and Application

The Friends of the Library appreciates your donations, which are either added to the library’s collection or are used to generate considerable funds towards the purchase of new books, library materials, programs or services. Donations are accepted during business hours. Please contact the Library (237-3870 or email if you have any questions about book donations.

Books must be in good condition and of current interest. Our experience tells us that the following items are not saleable items, so we cannot accept them:

  • Reader’s Digest or other condensed books
  • Books that are worn, torn, dirty, mildewed or otherwise in poor condition
  • Law books, medical and professional reference books more than two years old

Magazines must be in good physical condition and of current interest. We gladly accept weekly magazines up to three weeks old, and monthly magazines up to three months old. National Geographic magazines are kept in the Children’s Library and are given away (no charge). As space is limited, all National Geographic donations must have prior approval by the Children’s Librarian before being accepted.

Because we have difficulty in both processing and storing large quantities of books at one time, we can accept ONLY TWO BOXES OR BAGS OF MATERIALS PER HOUSEHOLD PER DAY.

Download Magazine and Book Donation Guidelines Here

Friends of the Library Executive Board

  • President: Anne Bell
  • Vice-President: Vacant
  • Secretary: Renee Cook
  • Treasurer: Pat Chacon
  • Publicity: Larry Lynch
  • Membership Chair: Tammy Bourne


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