Support the Library

Friends Groups

Marin County Free Library is fortunate to have the support of a network of Friends organizations. Our Friends are volunteers who create awareness and appreciation of library services in the community and provide monetary support for programs and materials.

You may choose to become a member of the County Friends, in which case your contribution will be shared with all ten branches of the Marin County Free Library. Or, if you prefer, you can become a member of a branch Friends group where your contribution will be used to support activities within your designated branch.

To find out how you might become involved in the important work the Friends are doing, please visit the Friends website or contact your local library. Each branch will have local membership forms available.

Join the FRIENDS

Library Foundation

The Marin County Library Foundation raises money to improve facilities, services, and resources throughout the system. Learn more about the Library Foundation here.

Donate or Purchase Books

The Book Place
Book Place logo
1608 Grant Ave, Novato


Store Hours:  Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 10am – 3pm
Donations accepted on Tuesdays & Saturdays only.

The Book Place is a used book store operated by the non-profit volunteer organization, the Friends of the Marin County Free Library. All proceeds are used to fund library programs and materials. Donations are welcome. Donation guidelines.
Donations are not currently being accepted at library branches.


Volunteer opportunities may be available with our Library Beyond Walls in-home delivery service, with the Book Place book shop run by the Friends, or in your local library.