East Davis Library in a Box

2222 East 8th Street
Near Pole Line Rd., across from the Davis Cemetery
Open All Day, Every Day

It's a library! In a box! Opened in April 2012, the East Davis Library in a Box is exactly that: An all-weather wooden box with a rotating inventory of books donated and borrowed by community members and anyone who happens to be passing by. The collection is varied and changes on a daily basis. Selections include popular fiction, guidebooks and how-tos, children's books, coffee table books, graphic novels, classics, whodunnits, science fiction, fantasy, etc. Anyone looking for their next book to read or with extra books they want to donate is welcome to come on by and check it out. The instructions read: Borrow. Read. Return. Donate. Repeat. And that's really all there is to it. As an added bonus, some patrons have started placing one-of-a-kind bookmarks in the donations. Those you can keep. Open 24/7, including all holidays.

The East Davis Library in a Box is the first of two Little Free Library branches in Davis. The second branch, the Central Davis Library in a Box was opened in July 2012 at the Davis Food Co-op.


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Any relation to the friends / Mary L Stevens branch? I'm going to go stick some literature in there sounds fun! Daubert

2012-04-21 14:06:10   Love the new library! Thanks for opening in my neighborhood! —matiasek

2012-04-21 14:44:00   Definitely looking forward to visiting this library! I'd recommend that people who donate write the name of the library on the inside book covers with a marker. Not only will this hopefully discourage resale, but it will also help people with large book collections remember that they don't actually own the book. —ScottMeehleib

2012-04-21 18:56:28   I love this! it looks awesome! I will contribute some even though I don't live in the neighborhood if that's ok :) —jsbmeb

2012-04-22 19:37:52   Nope, no relation to the ML Stevens branch or the Yolo Co. Public Library system. Just a community library in a box! —JoaquinFeliciano

2012-05-14 09:00:38   The library has been moved from its original location about 10' to the right and closer to the sidewalk to make it more prominent and accessible to foot traffic. And, inevitably, dogs. It's also been modified to make it easier to access the books inside. —JoaquinFeliciano