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Support the Library

Donate to the Madison Public Library Foundation, Inc.

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Your tax-deductible contribution helps advance library services, builds collections, and improves technology and facilities. Visit the Madison Public Library Foundation web site to learn about the many ways you can donate to Madison Public Library, or stay up to date on the Foundation through its online newsletter.

Friends of Madison Public Library

Join the Friends

Over 1,000 Madisonians are members of the Central or Neighborhood Library Friends groups, providing volunteer help and supplemental funds for special projects and collections that the Library could not otherwise afford.

Visit the Friends Book Store

Located on the first floor of the Central Library, the Friends Book Store is a treasure trove of used books, CDs, videos, and other materials. Proceeds from the Friendshop and book sales benefit the Madison Public Library. Call 608-266-6300 to check for open hours.


The Friends of the Madison Public Library are looking for a Volunteer Outreach Coordinator! Check out the Volunteer page for more details.

Community Partners

Madison Public Library partners with a variety of educational and community agencies in Madison and Dane County for one-time events and ongoing programs. For more information or to become a partner, email

Donate to the Library

Donate Books and Other Materials

Give your gently used books, CDs, and videos an "afterlife" by donating them to the Friends of the Library for book sales. Proceeds fund special projects, programs and facilities improvements. Contributions are tax-deductible.

Donate Your Time and Talent

Volunteers provide essential support for library functions, including mailings, research - even gardening!