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Support Us


Thank you for your interest in supporting the Albany Public Library. There are many ways you can help support the Library. Generous donors help us provide excellent programs, materials and services to the community of Albany and surrounding area.


Gifts of any amount can make a difference! Your gift can help buy new materials, provide prizes for the Children’s Summer Reading Program, and help support book clubs and free programs at the Library.

Click here for a donation form

Give Materials

You can make a donation of new and gently new materials.  By making donations to the Library or the Friends of the Library Bookstore, you are helping support our Library.

The Friends of the Library Bookstore: Main Library – M, W, F 1:00-5:00 p.m.; Tues Noon-3:00 p.m.; Thursday Noon – 3:00 p.m.; Sat 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Donations of all types of books are welcome, as well as CDs and DVDs. Bring books to the Main Library or to the Carnegie Library.


Join the Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Albany Public Library is dedicated to raising funds for Library materials, programs and services; encouraging and fostering reading; and supporting freedom to read.  The organization has proudly served the Albany libraries for over 73 years.

To join the Friends, stop by the Bookstore or pick up a brochure at either Library. Make checks payable to: FRIENDS OF THE ALBANY PUBLIC LIBRARY.  Mail to: 2450 14th Ave. SE, Albany, OR, 97322-6880

Click here for a downloadable membership form


 Albany Public Library Foundation

Special projects that need your help:

  • Scholarships for nonresident library cards; library cards can be expensive for the more than 800 families with children who live outside the Albany city limits.
  • Carnegie renovations such as basement upgrades of windows, floors, painting, and new electrical wiring; upgrades to modern window air-conditioners; new Library fixtures.

Click here for a donation form

Or send a check to:

Albany Public Library Foundation

PO Box 102

Albany, OR 97321


Learn about Legacy Giving

A legacy gift to the Albany Public Library will leave a lasting benefit for future readers. We desire to make the most of such resources and investments. Unless specified, funds will be applied to an endowment currently managed by the Oregon Community Foundation. Interest from this trust is used to help fill the gap in materials expenses and special projects when City funds are insufficient. In this way, the Library is able to continue offering excellent services despite fluctuations in economic activity.

To name the Albany Public Library in a will or trust, include a sentence similar to the following:

“I/We give and bequeath the Albany Public Library Tax ID # 93-6002114. ( specified amount, specific percentage of assets, or number of shares of stock, etc.)”

Discuss precise wording with an attorney or financial planner.

A legacy gift gives a special connection with future generations of library patrons. Thank You.

NOTE: The content of this site is not intended to represent legal counsel. The information contained herein should be validated by a patron’s own professional advisors.

Questions? Contact LaRee Dominguez 541-791-0112