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The state of California provides no dedicated funding for school libraries.

School districts in high poverty areas of the Bay Area often have not been able to properly fund their libraries in decades, yet they are the most accessible source of pleasure reading material for their students.

Your donation to Access Books Bay Area helps bridge the literacy gap between the haves, who have abundant access to reading material in their homes and attend well-funded schools with well-stocked school libraries, and the have-nots, who often do not have access to reading materials in their homes, and attend schools with school libraries that have not been updated in decades. Out-of-date library materials often do not reflect the cultures of the students attending schools today. Access Books Bay Area works to provide culturally relevant reading materials, so that our Black, Brown, gender-nonconforming, and all other students can see themselves in the books on their school library shelves, and learn to see themselves as readers, a key step towards academic success.

How to donate:

Please use this secure form to make a donation. Access Books Bay Area is a 501(c) 3 organization, so all donations are tax-deductible. Our Tax ID (EIN) is 81-3039565.

Want to donate by check?

Please make checks payable to Access Books Bay Area and send to:

Access Books Bay Area
80 Harriet Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Would you like to sponsor a school project?

Send us an email at

Donate Books



New Books From Our Wishlist

One great way to support our work and provide high quality books for book boxes, classrooms, and libraries is to donate new books from our Amazon wishlist.


Donate Used Books

You can give a new life to the books you don’t need anymore! Please only recent/high quality, elementary school books.


Start A Book Drive

Run a book drive for Access Books Bay Area by collecting books and donations from relatives, classmates, neighbors, and community members.

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