Donate to FOPL!

Donate to the Friends of the Oakland Public Library today to support special programs and projects that enhance library services to the residents of Oakland, Piedmont, and Emeryville. Donations are tax-deductible.

Contribute online (via Network for Good)

Download a form and contribute by check

* We welcome tribute gifts – donations in honor of a loved one or on special occasions.
* Please ask your employer about matching gifts.
* You will receive a written acknowledgement of your gift.

If you have questions about membership or donations, please contact:

Winifred Walters, Membership Secretary, at or leave a message at the Bookmark Bookstore, (510) 444-0473

Bequests 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. Consult your tax advisor for more information.

If you have questions about planned giving, please contact:
Sara DuBois, Coordinator of Grants and Volunteers, Oakland Public Library
(510) 238-6572

Donate Books

The Friends’ Bookmark Bookstore sells gently-used books at the Bookmark Bookstore — call (510) 444-0473 for current information.