There are many ways to support the library! The Orange County Library System is a 501(c)3 organization and your donations may be tax deductible.

The Friends of the Orange County Library System support and cooperate with the library in enhancing resources, innovations, and services for the public. Visit their website to learn more about this 501(c)3 charitable organization and for more details about book endowments and bequests.

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations are always welcome and appreciated! Funds can be donated to the library’s general operations or designated for a particular area of interest. Funds donated to the library are used to support:

  • Technology Development
  • Children’s Services
  • Programs and Educational Outreach
  • General Library Services

Mail Donations:

Orange County Library System
Marketing and Public Relations Department
101 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801

Donating Books

Donations are being accepted at Orlando Public Library. Donations may be accepted at branch locations depending on the space available.

If you have a small number of items totaling no more than three boxes or bags that can be safely lifted by one person, you may drop off your donation during regular library hours without an appointment.

If you have a larger number of items greater than three boxes or bags, or heavier items that require assistance, the Bookstore Coordinator reserves select days each month to accept larger donations. Larger donations require a scheduled appointment to drop off on the loading dock of Orlando Public Library. Appointments can be made with the Bookstore Coordinator by calling 407.835.7496. Appointment availability may depend on the overall size of the donation, and appointments are only available on select dates each month. We encourage those wtih larger donations to consider spreading out their drop off over multiple dates when possible.

We generally pass donations along to the Friends of the Library. The Friends sell the items in their bookstore on the third floor of Orlando Public Library and in our branches, and generously donate the proceeds back to the library to support programs and services.

Most books and A/V items are welcomed as gifts, however there are some items the library cannot accept as a donation. Learn more.

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Presidential Preference Primary Election Early Voting at Select Library Locations

Ten OCLS Branch locations will host early voting for the 2024 Early Voting Primary Election from Monday, March 4 to Sunday, March 17 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.): Alafaya, Chickasaw, Fairview Shores, Hiawassee, South Creek, Southeast, Southwest, Washington Park, West Oaks, and Winter Garden. Learn more about early voting at select library locations >