Photo of shelves of books in the Friends Book Store.

The Friends of the London Public Library is a volunteer organization that provides community support for London Public Library. The Friends’ mandate is to advocate on behalf of the Library and to raise funds to provide value-added enhancements to Library programs and services.


The Friends raise funds through the operation of their used book store at Central Library and through their large annual booksale in the fall and pop up sales throughout the year in the community.


London Public Library is very grateful for the commitment and hard work of the Friends volunteers and Executive.

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Since forming in 1993, Friends of the London Public Library has raised more than 1.5 million dollars to provide value-added enhancements to London Public Library’s programs and services. You can support the work of the Friends by becoming a member.


A photo of the Friends Book Store looking in from Citi Plaza with book shelves in the background

Friends Book Store

Located at the Central Library, the Friends Book Store sells new and gently used books, CDs, DVDs, audio books and more. There are hundreds of different items to choose from, including fiction, non-fiction and children’s materials. New inventory arrives regularly. Managed and operated by Friends of the Library volunteers, The Friends Book Store is a significant source of funding for the Friends.

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Book Sales

The Friends of the London Public Library host a large, Annual Book Sale every year, usually in late October as well as Pop Up Sales throughout the year.

Donating Books


The Friends of London Public Library accept donations of new or gently used recent books in excellent condition which are sold at their Book Store and Book Sales. Small quantities of books, CDs and DVDs may be dropped off at the Friends Book Store during Store hours. Find more information about donating books to the Friends on their website.


If you have a large quantity of books to donate, please use the Friends Contact page to arrange for a pick-up or more information.


The Library does not accept book donations and is grateful to the Friends for their support.

Donating to the Library


There are may ways you can support London Public Library. Your support expands the Library's resources, spaces and services for everyone — including those who need them most during difficult times. Find more information about giving to your Library.

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