Clayton Community Library Foundation

The Clayton Community Library Foundation (CCLF) was formed in 1989 to bring a library to Clayton. Working together with the city of Clayton and the Contra Costa County Library System, CCLF helped write the grant application which obtained Proposition 85 funds to build the Clayton Community Library.

The Clayton Community Library opened in March 1995 as a result of this combined effort and has been well used by the local community since it opened.  CCLF continues to work on fund raising and volunteer programs. To date, CCLF has raised over $250,000 for books, electronics, furniture and programs. These funds are raised by Used Book Sales, Foundation Memberships, community fund-raisers, corporate donations/matching grants, and foundation grants.

The library has a well-rounded collection of books as well as DVDs, recorded books and music CDs. The Parent/Child Play and Learn Center contains materials on early childhood learning and other parenting issues. The library provides internet and technology access for all patrons. The library also offers a variety of programs for children, teens and adults.

The Clayton Community Library brings knowledge to our fingertips through books, music and technology, opening minds to new people, cultures, and ideas.

Join the Clayton Community Library Foundation


  • Books
  • CDs/DVDs
  • Magazines and Newspapers
  • Electronic Equipment
  • Program Support
  • Volunteer Support


  • A bi-annual (or more often) newsletter.
  • Advance notification of SPECIAL PROGRAMS.  All programs are listed on our library program list

Join today!!! Please complete the Membership Application form by clicking the form on the home page or pick up a form at the Clayton Community Library.

Memberships are as follows:

  • Individual $15
  • Family $20
  • Contributing $30
  • Supporting $50 
  • Sustaining/Business $150 

Donations to CCLF may also be made through United Way, the Combined Federal Campaign, United California State Employees Campaign, and sometimes through employer’s matching gifts.  There are also companies, or perhaps individuals which subscribe to Dotopia, Network for Good, etc.

 CCLF is a non-profit, tax exempt organization (501(c)(3) EIN 68-0190953)

 Shop ’till you drop!:  Click on “CCLF” to go to   and begin to shop!  The Foundation receives  a percentages of purchases thru the website. Your charitable rebates are tax deductible!  

To contact CCLF, you may write to us at P.O. Box 182, Clayton, CA 94517. You can also use the CONTACT page or call the Library at 925-673-0659.


Volunteers are needed at the Foundation Book Sales. If you are interested contact us at 

Other Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Volunteer at the Library
  • Volunteer at Fund Raising Events
  • Join the Foundation Board

For more information on volunteering see the volunteer section of the website

CCLF Book Sales

Watch for our Used Book Sales. For information see the Used Book Sale tab or you can reach us through the contact page.

Help Fill the Shelves of the Library

Buy-a-Book: You can buy a book in recognition of a friend or someone’s achievements, or recognize an anniversary or special birthday. Buy a book in memory of a special person. A customized book plate will be placed in the book with your name and the name of the person you are honoring. $25 fiction, $50 non-fiction Click here and fill out the Buy-a-Book form.