San Luis Obispo Friends of the Library

Supporting the SLO Library, its community and the SLO Community

What's New

2018 – 39th Annual Book Sale
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March 1 – 3, 2018 at the Veterans Memorial Hall

2017 Annual Book Sale Successful
Videos and pictures from the Book Sale

Thanks to all who volunteered
and all who attended

Renovated Library Opened
March 4, 2017

The renovated SLO Library has opened.
Be sure to visit the Library and take advantage of the new features
Donate Books and Media
Be sure to donate your previously read books and media.
Contact us at for delivery instructions or pickup.
Successful Fall Book Sale
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016
SLO Library Patio, 10 AM – 5 PM.pile-of-books
2016 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 $1000 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:
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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