Thank you for your interest in supporting lifelong literacy and learning. There are many ways to support the Austin Public Library. We can put your donation to work right away!
Supporting the Austin Public Library gives you the opportunity to make a local and lasting impact on the Austin community. When you support the Library with your time or with a financial donation, you are making a statement about the importance of the Library in your life and the lives of others.
If you are interested in collaborating with the Austin Public Library or if would like more information for making an individual donation, please contact the Division Manager, Office of Programs & Partnerships at 512-974-7420.
Make a Financial Donation or Tribute
You may make a financial donation using the Library's Donation Form or by donating in person at any Library location. The Donation Form allows you to designate how your donation will be spent. Donations may be made in any amount.
Mail the completed Donation Form to:
Austin Public Library
PO Box 2287
Austin, TX 78768-2287
Alternatively, the completed form can be scanned and emailed to Laura.Polio@austintexas.gov. Questions? Call Laura Polio at 512-974-9624.
Austin Energy's Parks and Libraries Fund
Have you noticed that your monthly Austin Energy bill invites you to fill in a donation amount for Parks and Libraries? These donated funds support Austin Parks and the Austin Public Library. The Library uses the donated funds to add eBooks, eMagazines, streaming video and downloadable music to the collection. Every dollar expands the Virtual Library for everyone in the community.
Shop and Donate at Recycled Reads Bookstore
The Austin Public Library accepts donations of all books, no matter their condition, for sale at the book store, Recycled Reads. Books and other media can be donated at any Library location or at Recycled Reads during operating hours Thursday through Sunday. What cannot be sold is upcycled or recycled. For more information about donating books and other media to the Library, check out the Recycled Reads FAQ. To set up an appointment to for large donations, call Recycled Reads at 512-974-7460.