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The Friends of the Contra Costa College Library is part of the Contra Costa College Foundation. Its purpose is to promote the assets and programs of the library through fundraising activities, volunteerism and public relations. Friends help with: fund raising, publicity, book sales, book sorting, volunteering in the Library, and recruitment.


  • Author Talk with Andrew Lam
    Feb 22, 2014 (Saturday) 10:30am - 1:30pm

    Event will include a reading, a talk about the differences in writing fiction vs. non-fictions, and a writing exercise. There will be a short lunch break to bring your own bag lunch if you wish. Spaces are limited, so please RSVP to Ellen Geringer Parking maybe congested due to college construction projects; if you RSVP by Feb. 13, we will email a parking permit.

    This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it received from the James Irvine Foundation.
  • Annual Book Sale
    May 6 - 7 - 8, 2014
    FOL members presale: May 6 9am - 12N (can join at the door)
    Public sale hours:
    May 6 from 12N - 6pm  - May 7 from 9am - 2pm - May 8 from 9am - 2pm


  • President -- Janis Walsh
  • Vice-President -- Gloria Gideon
  • Membership Secretary -- Ellen Geringer
  • Recording Secretary -- Darris Creer
  • Treasurer -- Ellen Geringer
  • Sandra Falk
  • Judy Flum
  • David Houston
  • Andrew Kuo
  • Kelly Ramos


  • Book sales
    • Large all-subject sale annually (usually in May)
    • On-going paperback fiction sale
    • Special-topic mini-sales periodically (e.g. Nursing books)
  • Members Newsletter -- twice per year


The Friends of the CCC Library accepts donations of books, video recordings, compact discs and audiocassettes. All donations should be in good, clean condition; we cannot accept items that have been exposed to mildew or damaged by water. The Library is most interested in new/recent textbooks, current fiction, and non-fiction that might meet the needs of the college's curriculum. The college librarians will evaluate all donations. Items not added to the collections will be placed in the FOL book sales.


The FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY is now collecting empty inkjet cartridges for recycling. The amount we can earn ranges from 10 cents to $2.00 for each cartridge recycled. The funds will be used to support the collections and services of the Contra Costa College Library.

Cartridges can be deposited in a collection bin located by the Photocopier Alcove in the CCC Library. Simply place your old cartridge in a plastic sandwich bag and deposit it in our collection bin. The acceptable cartridges are listed below. PLEASE: No large laser or toner cartridges – the recycling company will not accept them.

See flyer for more information.


  • Bookworm: Annual contribution of $12 - 24.
    (current students and college employees)
    • Book sale Preview
    • FOL Newsletter
  • Booklover: Annual contribution of $25 - 59.
    (opening level of membership for CCC retirees and members of the community)
    • Book sale Preview
    • FOL Newsletter 
    • Borrowing privileges at the CCC Library (1 book per loan period)
  • Bibliophile: Annual contribution of $60 - 119.
    • Book sale Preview
    • FOL Newsletter
    • Borrowing privileges at the CCC Library (2 books per loan period)
  • Conservator: Annual contribution of $120 - 299.
    • Book sale Preview
    • FOL Newsletter
    • Borrowing privileges at the CCC Library (3 books per loan period)
  • Literary Lion: Annual contribution of $300 or more.
    • Book sale Preview
    • FOL Newsletter
    • Borrowing privileges at the CCC Library (unlimited)


The membership application is available in WORD or Acrobat Reader. Please print form, complete the information and return it with check to address on the form.

FOL Application -- Microsoft WORD      FOL Application (pdf)

For more information about membership, please contact the Membership Secretary.


Library website maintained by Ellen Geringer 

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