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Support the Library

Donate to the Madison Public Library Foundation, Inc.

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 one the Friends Book Stores

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 store and book sales benefit the Madison Public Library. Call 608-266-6300 to check for open hours.

Friends of Sequoya Bookshop
Located at 6672 Odana Rd in Market Square, the Sequoya Friends Shop offers over 10,000 items for sale, including books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles and games. With the easing of COVID restrictions, First Saturday Books Sales have resumed from 9am to 4pm on the first Saturday of every month. In addition, the Friends of Sequoya maintain a smaller selection of books and media available for sale every day at the Sequoya Library.

If you have a large amount of material to donate or would like to otherwise support the Friends of Sequoya Email or call 608-288-9848 and leave a message. Donations of materials are accepted at the Shop on Mondays and Thursdays from 10am to noon, with smaller quantities welcome anytime at the Sequoya Library.


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!