Thursday, June 22, 2017

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Would you like to make a donation. You can do so online through the San Antonio Public Library Foundation or by mail (see How do I donate money to the library?). If you love your local library, join Friends of the San Antonio Public Library and support your branch. You can even help the library while shopping: find great deals at the Book Cellar in the Central Library or book sales at branch libraries. We appreciate your support!

Donating Books & Media

We are pleased to accept donations, and thank you for supporting the San Antonio Public Library! You may donate materials in good condition to any of our SAPL locations. Donations are used in Friends' Book Sales at the branches, and the proceeds go to benefit the Friends of the Library at that branch. Contact your local branch to make sure they are currently accepting donations (and if they have preferred times—some have limited storage space which requires them to only accept donations close to the time of book sales). Check our website for locations, and click on your branch for hours and contact information.

You may also donate to the Central Library at any time. The Central Library hosts the Book Cellar in the basement, which is operated by the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library. Any proceeds the Book Cellar earns from the sale of donated materials is funneled back into the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library.

We accept books and media items (music CDs, DVDs, and Audio Books) for donation into the collection, and these are reviewed for addition on a case-by-case basis in accordance with our Collection Development policy. If you would like your donation to be considered for our collection, all you will need to do is include the notation, "Attention: Donation for Collection Development," when you drop off your items at Central Library or the branch location most convenient to you. Donated items that you wish to be considered for addition to the collection may also be mailed to:

San Antonio Public Library
Attention: Donation for Collection Development Department
600 Soledad
San Antonio, TX 78205

Please note that any items not added to the Library’s collection are sent to the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library for sale in the Book Cellar.

Lastly, donations to the library are tax-deductible. If you wish to make your donation a tax deduction, please ask for a receipt inside the library.

As for how to bring in your donations? Bags or boxes - your choice! We'll be happy to help you bring them in as well. Thanks for supporting San Antonio Public Library!

Donating to the Latino Collection

Help us fill the shelves! Customers are welcome to donate books to the Latino Collection. Financial contributions for purchasing materials for the Latino Collection are also welcome. Such contributions may be made to the San Antonio Public Library Foundation or directly to the San Antonio Public Library. Please indicate in your correspondence that the donation is intended for the Latino Collection.

San Antonio Public Library Foundation
625 Shook
San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: 210.225.4728 • Fax: 210.444.1950
 information@saplf.org

San Antonio Public Library
600 Soledad St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210.207.2500

Donating Money

Would you like to honor a family member or friend in a way that benefits the entire community? Give a donation to the San Antonio Public Library or San Antonio Public Library Foundation to purchase a book, video, CD, etc. 

Please call 210.207.2500 for more information. 

Donate to the San Antonio Public Library

  • Make all checks payable to “San Antonio Public Library, Gift & Memorial Fund”
  • Mail the check and a letter to:
    Fiscal Officer
    Central Library
    600 Soledad
    San Antonio, TX 78205

If you prefer to make a donation to the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library

  • Make all checks payable to “Friends of the San Antonio Public Library”.
  • Mail the check and a letter to:
    Treasurer FOSAPL
    P.O. Box 461523
    San Antonio, TX 78246-1523

You can also make a donation online through the San Antonio Public Library Foundation.