Bring a Little Free Library Book-Sharing Box to Your Neighborhood

A Little Free Library is a neighborhood book exchange where everyone’s invited to take a book or leave a book. Anyone can start a Little Free Library book-sharing box, including you! Join a network more than 100,000 strong and take part in the world’s largest book-sharing movement today.

Share Your Love of Reading

Give Back to Your Neighbors

Provide 24/7 Access to Books

Build Community and Have Fun

Three Simple Steps to Start a Library

Step 1: Pick a good spot

Select a spot where lots of people will see it, whether that’s your own yard, a public park, or a school. (Hint: make sure you have permission from the property owner!)

Step 2: To build or not?

Purchase a ready-to-install Little Free Library from our online store or buy a Library Kit. Got carpentry skills already? Build your own library from scratch.

Step 3: Install and spread the word

Most people install their libraries on a 4×4″ wooden post. Build your own post or buy one from our online store.

Since installing our Little Free Library, we’ve now met twice as many neighbors than we had in the past year. The library really does bring communities together. We have had such a sweet response from our neighborhood … best gift ever!

Nicole Fliear

Volunteer Steward, Little Free Library #55715

How Much Does It Cost?

The cost depends on whether you build one or buy one. Over the years we’ve learned one thing for sure: quality construction matters. If you don’t build it right the first time, you’ll spend time and money fixing it again … and again. If you’re not an experienced carpenter, buy a library from our online store. Prices start around $250. We’ll make sure your library is weatherproof and durable so you can get straight to sharing books!

Which Type of Library is Right for You?

Easy-Care Composite Libraries

If you want a no-fuss library, choose composite! Composite libraries are made of polywood, a weatherproof material and will last for decades with little maintenance. 

Finished Libraries

The classic design! Finished libraries are made of wood or metal and arrive painted and ready-to-install right out of the box. 

Unfinished Libraries

Unfinished libraries are made from sturdy plywood and pine. They’re the perfect blank canvas for you to paint, stain, or decorate to match your personal style.

Library Kits

Library Kits come in both wood and composite options and include step-by-step instructions suitable for all skill levels.

I have been steadily purchasing little libraries since 2014—I’ve bought 29 to be exact. We have been thrilled with the products and the response from local residents has been incredibly positive! I would highly recommend Little Free Library’s online store to anyone looking to purchase a library model—not only because of the craftsmanship and quality of the models available, but because of the great customer service!

Jenna Severson

Project Coordinator, Monterey County Free Libraries

Need Guidance? We’re Always Here For You

When you buy a library from our online store, it comes with access to the following benefits … completely FREE.

  • A steward’s guide full of tips and tricks
  • Access to a private Facebook support group
  • A charter sign showing you’re part of the LFL network
  • The option to list your library’s location on the world map
  • Lifetime support from the Little Free Library organization
  • Our quality guarantee: if your library doesn’t arrive in excellent condition, we’ll replace it or provide a refund

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