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We at HCPL are consistently amazed and encouraged by your generosity. Your monetary and material support are deeply appreciated. While, we cannot accept your donations directly, the Harris County Friends of the Library and individual branch Friends' organizations can and will put your donations to work to improve programs, services and collections.

Monetary Donations

Your donations can be mailed to the library and will be delivered to the Friends of the Library treasurer. Make checks payable to Harris County Friends of the Library - or your local branch Friends group. Donations will be used to support programming and for the purchase of new materials or supplies. If you are donating on behalf of someone else (honorarium, memorial donation), please provide that information with your donation.

Many companies provide matching funds for your tax deductible donations. Some companies provide grants for employees’ volunteer involvement. Check with your company to see if they match gifts.

Book Donations

HCPL branches each have a Friends of the Library group which sells books to raise money for programs and the purchase of new books for the branch they support. If this doesn't fit your needs, other options include second-hand bookstores, resale shops, and an organization named Better World Books ( which accepts donated books in support of non-profit literacy organizations.