Friends of the Library

Yolanda and Bob

What Do the Friends Do?

We have donated more than $1,600,000 to Whittier Public Library since our founding in 1964.

Every year, we make a gift of unrestricted funds to the City, which the Library uses for programming, equipment and publicity for its many services.

Our primary source of income is sales at the Friends Book Store and Central Library. There is no paid staff--all the work is done by a dedicated corps of volunteers.

Our work is also supported by membership dues, the contribution of individuals, families and businesses, and grants from philanthropic organizations.


You Can Be a Friend

Basic Membership starts at just $10.00 a year. Pick up an application at the Library today. For more information about the Friends, call the Library at 562-567-9922.



The Friends need willing hands to work in the book store. Drop by and see how you can help. 6703 Comstock Avenue, corner of Bailey, 562-696-4498.


Make a Donation

We accept books, audiobooks, periodicals, records, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, maps, and the like. You can take donations to the Central Library or directly to the Book Store. We accept donations during regular store hours and on Thursdays from 10am to 2pm.

Aurora helping a customer.

Shop at Our Store

You'll find a huge selection of popular titles as well as unusual and hard to find items--all at bargain prices.
Visit us at 6703 Comstock Avenue and Bailey St
Or call 562-696-4498

Store Hours
Tuesday 10am to 2pm
Thursday 10am to 2pm
Friday 9am to 2pm
Saturday 10am to 2pm

Be sure and check out our ongoing silent auction at the Central Library.  For a list of current items up for auction, visit the Silent Auction page.
For more information and to visit the Friends of the Library Bookstore  website please click here.

Whittwood Branch Store

Come visit our newest location in the Whittwood Branch Library whenever the library is open.  You'll find all your favorite fiction and non-fiction titles, plus children's books, too!

Friends Book Store at the Whittwood Library
Store Hours
Monday - Tuesday 12pm to 9pm
Wednesday - Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm