San Luis Obispo Friends of the Library

Supporting the SLO Library, its community and the SLO Community

What's New

Donate Books and Media
Even though the main part of the Library is closed, we are still accepting donations.pile-of-books
Call (805) 544-3033 for pickup.
Successful Fall Book Sale
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016
SLO Library Patio, 10 AM – 5 PM.pile-of-books
SLO Library Renovation Closure
October 2, 2016 – February ??, 2017

The SLO Library will be closed for renovation during this period.

Annual Meeting and Luncheon
The Luncheon was very successful. Click to see video of guest speaker.Franz
Franz Wisner, featured speaker

Shop at HumanKind

HumanKind donates over $600 from recent sales to the In-School Reading program sponsored by the SLO Friends of the Library and AAUW.
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SLO FOL Volunteer Opportunities:
Board Members
Support the Friends:
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Book Bags

Book Bags

Available now, you can purchase inexpensive book bags at the Service Counter on the first floor of the SLO Library.  These book bags are made of non-woven material and measure 16 inches wide, 12 inches high and 6 inches across the bottom. They are available in five colors while supplies last – royal blue, navy blue, dark green, burgundy and purple.  They are available for only $1.50 each.  Buy one for your self and some as gifts.  Get the whole set of colors.

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Help Us

Help Us

It is only with the support of the community that the SLO Friends of the Library can continue to support the SLO Library and the SLO community.  It is a simple equation, the more we receive, the more we can give.  Help us give more  !

To help the SLO Friends of the Library you may:
(click either JOIN, DONATE or VOLUNTEER to proceed)

JOIN Become a member to receive the membership benefit and to contribute dues to the Friends
DONATE Become a donor through a financial donation
VOLUNTEER Volunteer to help the Friends or work in the Library


Our Mission

Preserve and enhance library services and materials to meet the diverse and changing needs of the community.

Our Goals

  • To provide support to the SLO Library, its community and the SLO community.
  • To raise funds and promote gifts, endowments, and bequests.
  • To promote and support volunteer services to the SLO library and our programs.
  • To raise public awareness of the library’s role in the community.
  • To advocate measures that will help preserve and enhance library services and programs.

All Volunteer Organization

There are no paid employees of the SLO Friends of the Library. Therefore, an extremely high percentage of your dues and donations go to the programs and efforts we support.


Our Recent Accomplishments

How to help

Can We Do More?

Yes, but only if we have more resources. We can only do more with your help. We can give more to the SLO Library when we have more.  We can provide more to the SLO Community

  • More money.
  • More books, DVDs, magazine, etc.
  • More volunteers.
  • More minds focusing on how to help.

You Can Help