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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Orange County Library System
Marketing and Public Relations Department
101 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801
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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.
The Orange County Library System has resumed accepting donations on a limited basis.
Donations are being accepted only at the Orlando Public Library by appointment. Donations are still unable to be accepted at any Branch location at this time.
To make an appointment to drop off donations at the Orlando Public Library, please call 407.835.7496. Appointments are typically made between 10:30am-5:00pm, but are not available every day. Please know that same day appointments may not be available.
All donation guidelines remain in place, however, we are able to take larger quantities than the two box maximum with an appointment.
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 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Most books are welcomed as gifts, however there are some items the Library cannot accept as a donation. Learn more here.