Or mail donations to:
Orange County Library System
Community Relations Department
101 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801
Donate to the Library
There are many ways to support the Library! The Orange County Library System is a 501(c)3 organization and your donations may be tax deductable.
The Friends of the Orange County Library System support and cooperate with the Library in enhancing resources, innovations, and services for the public. Visit their website to learn more about this 501(c)3 charitable organization.
Monetary donations are always welcome and appreciated! Funds can be donated to the Library’s general operations or designated for a particular area of interest. Funds donated to the Library are used to support:
- Technology Development
- Children’s Services
- Programs and Educational Outreach
- General Library Services
A Book Endowment or Gift as a tribute can help salute a retiring club officer, mark a birthday or anniversary, or thank a business or a friend for a special service. As a memorial, a Book Endowment or Gift is a fitting expression of sympathy and a lasting tribute that continues a person’s influence in the community.
Learn more about a Friends of the Library book endowment.
We generally pass donations along to the Friends of the Library. They sell the items in their bookstore on the third floor of the Main Library and in our Branches and generously donate the proceeds back to the Library to support programs and services.
Any location can accept your donation and provide you a receipt. Certain locations may be unable to accept donations at particular times due to space considerations. In such situations staff will recommended the nearest location at which materials may be accepted.
If you have a particularly large donation, the Main Location has a loading dock on Wall Street and staff can assist you Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Most books are welcomed as gifts, however there are some items the Library cannot accept as a donation. Learn more here.
Wills & Bequests
Including the Library in your will allows you to carry your commitment to the Library beyond your lifetime. Your attorney, accountant or trust officer will work with you to design a bequest that fits your situation and meets your goals. A professional will also make sure you receive the tax benefits allowed for your gift. If you already have a will, it may be amended by a codicil to include the Library.
The following is sample bequest phrasing:
I give out bequeath (Dollar Amount, Property to be Given, Percentage or Remainder) to the Orange County Library System, an organization registered with the IRS under IRS code 501(c)3.