Donate to FOPPL

Friends of the Portsmouth Public Library provides funds for enriching community programs & events, new equipment and furniture for all library branches as well as library copiers, supplies and maintenance costs. 


Every penny makes a difference. 

Donate Books

Our book sale is one of the main ways we raise funds for the Portsmouth Public Libraries. We accept book donations of all kinds & would be happy to take your gently used books and media off your hands. You can drop your books off at one of our book sale locations during operating hours, or contact us to schedule a time. 


We're always looking for passionate, energetic volunteers to work our book sales and stock our shelves. If this sounds like something you'd be interested, we'd love to have you on board! Shifts are only 2 hours long, and volunteers receive a free book for every hour worked. Contact us today if you're interested in volunteering. 

Contact the Friends

Contact the President, Amanda Taft at 850.319.6000 or email us at

Book Nook

4934 High St. W.

Portsmouth, VA

(at the Churchland Library)


Hours: Mon-Fri from 11-5

4th, 5th Saturdays, 10-2

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Main Book Sale

601 Court St,

Portsmouth, VA 23704

(at the Main Library)

Hours: 1st Fridays, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Saturdays, 10-2

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