Get Involved

Your involvement helps keep the library a vibrant and vital cultural and civic center for everyone.

Our 61 neighborhood branches are the anchors of their communities with incredible reach. Every Brooklynite lives within a mile of a library, and each year over one million people rely on us as places to read, write, work, study, learn, play, connect, and relax. That means your support empowers people from all walks of life and strengthens Brooklyn.

Get Involved with the Library

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Help keep the Library you love strong with a one-time or monthly donation!

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Choose the membership program that's right for you and discover a range of great benefits.

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Legacy Giving

Give a future gift for discovery and learning.

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Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate partnerships provide vital support for BPL.

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Stand Up for BPL

Take action and tell your elected officials why libraries matter.

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Enrich your life and the lives of others.

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More Ways to Give

If you have a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) and would like to recommend a gift to Brooklyn Public Library, please make sure checks are payable to Brooklyn Public Library and mail to the following address:

Brooklyn Public Library
Mail Code: 6745
P.O. Box 7247
Philadelphia, PA 19170-0001

BPL's tax identification number is 11-1904261.

Alternatively, if your Donor Advised Fund is with Fidelity, Schwab, or BNY Mellon, you may recommend a gift to BPL via DAFDIRECT.

Honor a friend or loved one’s birthday, wedding, anniversary, or other special occasion with a gift to Brooklyn Public Library. We also welcome memorial donations.

Online: Please indicate your gift is honorary or memorial and fill out the necessary fields.

Mail: Include a note indicating the honoree, the name and address of a person to whom you would like to send a card, which will notify him or her of the gift, but not the amount.

You will receive written acknowledgment of your gift for tax purposes.

Questions? Please contact:

Corporate matching gift programs multiply the power of your donation, doubling or even tripling your gift!

Find out if your company participates in a matching donation program.

Donating shares of stock is a simple and cost-effective way to support Brooklyn Public Library.

The total value of the stock upon transfer to the Library’s account is tax-deductible, and there is no obligation to pay any capital gains taxes on the appreciation.

Questions? Please contact Sarah Butler, Assistant Director of Development, or 718.230.2749

Brooklyn Public Library’s programs and services are continuously expanding to help meet the needs of more Brooklynites.

Whether donating online or via mail, you can direct your support to a specific program that is most dear to you.

Questions? Please contact Lauren Arana, Assistant Vice President of Development, or 718.230.2009

  • If you are over 70 1/2 and hold an IRA, you may consider contributing a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to Brooklyn Public Library or another public charity. QCDs can be counted toward your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) as long as certain rules are met. Funds must be directly transferred to the charity from the IRA custodian company according to specified deadlines, and special tax filing requirements apply. Consult a tax advisor and your financial institution to determine if making an IRA QCD gift is appropriate for your situation. As of January 26, 2021.


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Questions? Feel free to contact us at 718-230-2469 or

To send a gift by mail, please make checks payable to Brooklyn Public Library and send to:

Brooklyn Public Library
Mail Code: 6745
P.O. Box 7247
Philadelphia, PA 19170-0001

Please note that donations are delivered to a secure mail facility in Pennsylvania before being delivered to Brooklyn Public Library.