The Friends are actively pursuing several projects via Zoom while the Library is closed for in-person meetings.


Be a Friends Volunteer and make a difference in your community! Help maintain the website, develop a social media presence, or be a part of our online and semi-annual book sales. Once the library and all of our programs are back, there will be many more opportunities to volunteer at live events. For more information on volunteering with the Friends, contact

We currently have openings in several key areas:

Website and social media

Book sales

Design, architecture and art



Join the Board

We welcome new members and new ideas for how best to serve the Del Mar Library and community. If you’re interested, please email us at

Join the Friends Express Book Committee

If you’re interested in having a direct impact on our book purchases, join the Friends Express Book Committee which meets the first Wednesday of each month, except for July and December. We typically focus on fiction, especially historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers, and contemporary literature, as well as occasional science fiction and fantasy books. On the non-fiction front, our selections tend toward memoirs and biographies, history, economics, and current affairs. If you’re interested in joining the Book Committee, please contact for more information. Here are our most recent book purchases. As part of the Friends Express program, we may also purchase book packages curated by San Diego County Library staff to add to the Del Mar collection. We are currently funding the "We Need Diverse Books” package for kids and teens.

Volunteer at the Del Mar Library

To volunteer at a branch of the San Diego County Library, go to