The Salt Lake City Public Library is one of the premier libraries in the nation. Public funding provides for day-to-day operation, and community support allows us to flourish and grow. Here are ways you can help.
Your tax-deductible cash donation is always welcome and may be given directly to the Friends of The City Library, a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation will enrich, not replace, traditional tax-based funding and allow us to expand cultural programs and services. There are several ways to donate money to The City Library.
For nearly 50 years, the Friends of The City Library have dedicated themselves to supporting and enriching The City Library. We invite you to join this dynamic group of individuals who share a love of books and libraries. Proceeds earned through membership dues, Used Book Sales, and The Library Store are donated directly to the Library.
Tax-deductible cash donations may be given directly to The City Library. Your donation will enrich, not replace, traditional tax-based funding and allow the Library to expand cultural programs and services. The online form can also be used to make payments for meeting room reservations.
The Friends of The City Library accepts donations of gently-used books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, and comic books. These items are then sold, and the proceeds fund a variety of Library projects including programs and exhibits, materials, outreach events, computer equipment, furnishings, and more.
You can drop off donations at any City Library location. Large donations (multiple boxes) should be taken to the Main Library. If you need help unloading, please call 801-524-8200 to make advanced arrangements.
Donations are tax-deductible. We will provide a proof-of-donation receipt upon request. Please consult with an accountant or tax preparer to determine the value of your donation.
NOTE: We cannot accept books with time-sensitive topics, such as business, tax, investment, computers/software, textbooks, etc. For questions and more information, please call 801-524-8238.