The DC Public Library Foundation raises private funds to provide programs, services and materials not otherwise available to the library.

These funds:

  • Put books on library shelves
  • Provide learning opportunities for children and adults
  • Increase access to media and technology
  • Support cultural events
  • Enhance library service capacity
  • Provide funds for facility improvements

The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, so your donations are tax-deductible.

Contributions -- including through our member groups, the Literati and the Ex Libris Society -- can be made by mail or online at the Foundation’s Web site: If you donate online, you can even specify recurrent payments via your credit card.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept donations of books. Please contact your local Friends group if you are interested in donating books.

Financial contributions by mail should be sent to:

D.C. Public Library Foundation
901 G St. N.W. #400
Washington, DC 20001

For further information, please call Linnea Hegarty at 202-727-4943.