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Supporting the Austin Public Library gives you the opportunity to make a local and lasting impact on the Austin community. We believe that the Austin Public Library (APL) is key to making Austin a dynamic creative center and the most livable city in the country. When you support the Library with your time or with a financial gift, you're making a statement about the importance of APL in your life and the lives of others. Thank you for participating in APL's commitment to provide easy access to books and information for all ages through responsive professionals, engaging programs and state-of-the-art technology in a safe and friendly environment.
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Gift Donation: A Library Book in Their Name!
Looking for the perfect gift idea? Give the Austin Public Library a book, audiobook, music CD, DVD or Blu-ray or a downloadable item in honor of a special friend or family member. They’ll love the idea!
Gifts can be made in any amount:
Your recipients will get:
Here's how it works:
Thank you for considering the Austin Public Library for your gift giving opportunities.
You may donate a book to the Austin Public Library collection to honor the memory of a friend or loved one. A plate will be placed inside each book donated as a memorial to commemorate the gift.
Dedications may be:
The Library can notify the family of the person to be honored if you choose. The average dedication donation is $25.00. Donations may be mailed to:
Austin Public Library
P.O. Box 2287
Austin, TX 78768-2287
For more information on memorials, call the Austin Public Library at (512) 974-7528 or e-mail Toni Grasso.
Download the Library's Gift Donation Form in PDF
The Austin Public Library accepts donations of best sellers and popular titles for the Library's collection.
Hardback and paperback books in good condition can be dropped off at any Library location or at the Recycled Reads bookstore. For more information about donating books and other media to the Library, call Recycled Reads at (512) 974-7460.
Support the Austin Public Library when you pay your monthly Austin Energy bill. Have you noticed the noticed the blank line on your monthly bill that invites you to fill in the donation amount for Parks and Libraries? When you fill in this blank line, your dollars go to support Austin Parks and the Austin Public Library. This option is also available when you pay your utility bill online. The Library uses the donated funds to add eBooks, eMagazines, streaming video and downloadable music to enhance the collection. Every dollar expands the Virtual Library for everyone in the community. Questions? Call 512-974-7400.