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Gift Certificate Purchase Button. This gift certificate is good at the Camarillo Library Bookstore and does not expire.


How about a Bookstore Gift Certificate?

Choose any dollar amount starting at $5.  The certificate never expires.

The Bookstore will be back with all the great books and great prices you
know and love. You can give the certificate as a gift now or just keep it
handy for any gift giving occasion in the future. We'll mail it to you

Please note: The PayPal link you are being sent to will call your
transaction a "donation". When we receive the completed
transaction from PayPal, we will mail your gift certificate to the
address you include (be sure to share your address). We know this
seems a little complicated and awkward, but it was the best system

our 60+ year old brains could figure out. See our "Contact Us" link

at the bottom of every webpage if you have questions.

P.S. We love you, too!

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Missing Us? Don't Worry!

You’ll be back, soon you'll see
You'll remember your love for the library
You'll be back, time will tell
You'll remember the bookstore served you well
Vaccines rise, viruses fall
We have seen each other through it all
And when push comes to shove
We will mail your gift certificate to remind you of your love!

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Congratulations Delores "Val" Rains

2020 Recipient of the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce's Stan Daily Lifetime Achievement Award

Visit the Chamber's Facebook page to read Val's bio, and learn about the other 2020 recipients.


Giving Tuesday


OUR STORY. Friends of the Camarillo Library is a 501(c)3 nonprofit (EIN 95-3464905), all-volunteer run organization. We incorporated in 1974 and since then, we have worked diligently to raise supplemental funds for the Camarillo Library in support of Camarillo and surrounding communities. To this end, we run a bookstore selling gently used books and media and participate in community outreach to bring awareness to our organization and the resources available at the library. Funds are also raised through yearly membership dues and public donations. Over the past ten years, we've given an average of 97% of the funds we raised to the city for the Camarillo Library.

Friends is part of the community, supported by the community, and gives back to the community. We are a separate entity from the Camarillo Library, yet our work is fundamentally tied to it.

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Blind Date with a Book

Updated November 6, 2020

The drawing for 2020 Blind Date with a Book has been postponed to three weeks after the Bookstore reopens to allow time to return surveys. Alternatively, you can mail your completed survey to us at the address at the bottom of this webpage.

Once the Bookstore reopens, we will accept completed surveys in the Bookstore for three weeks. (The Bookstore reopening will be announced on our website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). The results of the Blind Date with a Book drawing will be announced the next business day following these three weeks. We will contact the winners and post the results on our website and social media platforms. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We thank you for your patience while we work on reopening the Bookstore in a safe manner that fully complies with state and county COVID requirements.

Web Volunteer Needed

We are looking for a Website Manager to take over the updating and maintenance of our Wix website. This work can be done from home. We need someone with experience in front-end web design and graphics. This is a Friends board position. The Website Manager typically puts in 12-15 hours a month, which includes attending (currently via Zoom) the monthly board meeting.

To apply for yourself or to refer a friend, please see the complete job description on our Volunteer page.

We look forward to meeting you!

Tour Coordinator Needed

Plan yearly local tours. Extensive phone/email contact with members. Maintain reservation lists. Basic bookkeeping skills. Deposit bank funds. Produce monthly financial report. Accompany tours or assign other committee members to accompany tours. Interface with committee members. Average commitment 40-50 hours a month (including accompanying some tours). This is a volunteer position.

To apply for yourself or to refer a friend, please see the complete job description on our Volunteer page.

Friends of the Camarillo Library

4101 Las Posas Road

Camarillo, CA 93010

Phone 805-388-5275 (front desk)

Phone 805-388-5585 (back room)

501(c)3 Corporation

Bookstore Hours


Monday          Closed

Tuesday          Closed

Wednesday    Closed

Thursdays      Closed

Friday             Closed

Saturday         Closed


Closed Sundays & some holidays

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