The Friends of the OPL could not serve our community without your financial support. Support the OPL and the Oakland community with a 100% tax-deductible donation today!

Donate Online


Choose between one-time or recurring (monthly or annual) membership options. 

Note: If you wish to receive a membership card and acknowledgment, do not check the option for “Anonymous” under Privacy Preferences as Network for Good will not share your name or any contact information with us.


Use your PayPal account to give through the PayPal Giving Fund. Check the option to share your name and email address.

For Renewals: check the option to share your name and email address.

New Members: check the option to share your name/email and send your mailing address to so we can mail your membership card.

Donate by Check

  • We welcome tribute gifts – donations in honor of a loved one or on special occasions.

  • We will list your gift in our newsletter “Giving” column.

  • Please ask your employer about matching gifts.

  • You will receive a written acknowledgment of your gift.


Download, print, and complete our Donation Form:

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Complete the form, select "Donation", and mail with your check to:

 Friends of the Oakland Public Library

 721 Washington Street

 Oakland, CA 94607

Recommend a Grant from Your Donor-Advised Fund

  • You may recommend a grant to The Friends of the Oakland Public Library, tax I.D. 94-2553734, from the donor-advised fund of your choice, including Vanguard Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and Fidelity Charitable.

  • We encourage you to share your contact information so that we may thank you!

Bequests, IRA/Retirement Accounts, and Other Planned Gifts

  • To make a gift through your will or living trust, specify “The Friends of the Oakland Public Library, tax identification number 94-2553734, located in Oakland, California.”

  • Naming the Friends as a beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of your retirement plan assets may be advantageous from a tax-planning perspective.

  • The Friends of the Oakland Public Library is eligible to receive qualified charitable distributions (QCD) from an eligible Individual Retirement Account (IRA) that is owned by an individual who is age 70½ or over.

  • Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

  • Brochure: Your Library Legacy is available here, at the Bookmark Bookstore, 721 Washington Street, and Oakland Public Library locations.

  • If you have questions about planned giving or wish to request a copy of the brochure, please contact:
    Sara DuBois, Coordinator of Grants and Volunteers, Oakland Public Library
    (510) 238-6572 |