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 and for more details about book endowments and bequests.
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
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Shopping with Amazon Smile
Amazon has made it easy to help the Orange County Library System make a difference in the community. For every purchase made using Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the library. All you have to do is make the purchases you normally make through Amazon.com through the Amazon Smile address: smile.amazon.com. For instructions on setting up your account, watch our short video.
Donations are being accepted only at Orlando Public Library. Donations are still unable to be accepted at any branch location at this time.
If you have a small number of items totaling no more than three boxes or bags that can be safely lifted by one person, you may drop off your donation during regular library hours without an appointment.
If you have a larger number of items greater than three boxes or bags, or heavier items that require assistance, the Bookstore Coordinator reserves select days each month to accept larger donations. Larger donations require a scheduled appointment to drop off on the loading dock of Orlando Public Library. Appointments can be made with the Bookstore Coordinator by calling 407.835.7496. Appointment availability may depend on the overall size of the donation, and appointments are only available on select dates each month. We encourage those wtih larger donations to consider spreading out their drop off over multiple dates when possible.
We generally pass donations along to the Friends of the Library. The Friends sell the items in their bookstore on the third floor of Orlando Public Library and in our branches, and generously donate the proceeds back to the library to support programs and services.
Most books and A/V items are welcomed as gifts, however there are some items the library cannot accept as a donation. Learn more.