PARKING LOT CONSTRUCTION

Starting Wednesday and continuing through Friday, the Library’s parking lot will have some areas under construction. At times, construction could block off the book drop or the curbside pickup area. The Library is still open and available for patrons to visit. The parking lot is still open.  

Donate

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Thank you for your interest in making a donation to Bloomington Public Library.

Help fund the Library's Capital Campaign for upcoming building projects.

Unrestricted monetary contributions from individuals, families, businesses, and community organizations help the library maintain and expand collections, services, and programs.

  • Donate Online - 
    • Make a donation to the Bloomington Public Library Foundation using your credit or debit card.
  • Donate via check
    • Make your check out to Bloomington Public Library Foundation
    • Bring the check to the Circulation Desk or mail it to:

      Bloomington Public Library Foundation
      205 E. Olive St.
      Bloomington, IL 61701

Celebrate a birth, graduation, new position, significant achievement, retirement or other special occasion. Thank a teacher or coach for a great year. Honor the memory of a loved one or commemorate a special event with a gift to the library.

While the Library is happy to discuss commemorative gift options, the most common commemorative gifts are made in the form of monetary contributions which are earmarked to purchase items for the Library's collection.

Bookplates with the name of the person being honored and the name of the person giving the gift can be placed in materials purchased with these donations.

If your gift is in honor of or in memory of an individual, the Library can send an acknowledgement of your gift to the individual or to the family of the individual.

  • Donate Online - Make a donation to the Bloomington Public Library Foundation using your credit or debit card.  
  • Donate via check
    • Make your check out to Bloomington Public Library Foundation
    • Bring the check to the Circulation Desk or mail it to:

    • Bloomington Public Library Foundation
      205 E. Olive St.
      Bloomington, IL 61701

From 10am-1pm on the second Saturday of each month, the library accepts donations of gently used books, audiobooks, DVDs, Blu-Ray Discs, CDs, and puzzles.

Those wishing to donate are asked to bring the materials to the Community Room or to pull into the library’s main parking lot, take an immediate left, and drive under the overhang. There, volunteers will help unload the materials from the donor’s vehicle.

The vast majority of items donated are sold in the library’s Used Book Shoppe with proceeds benefiting Library programs.