An official website of Arlington County Government

Giving Opportunities

Your support makes a difference. Your tax-deductible contribution goes toward materials, programs and events, and helps to grow our endowment. The Friends of the Arlington Public Library welcome donations in the following ways:

Unrestricted donations to the Friends

Monetary contributions in any amount to support library services as planned in the annual Friends budget.

Restricted donations to the Friends

Monetary contributions in support of specific branch service are accepted if the request is within the Library’s collection guidelines and scope of service.

“Buy A Book!”

To commemorate a birthday, an anniversary, for a memorial or just for the fun of it! With a donation of $25 a bookplate with the name of someone you’d like to pay tribute to will be placed in a new book. Look for a “Get Your Name in a Book” donation envelope for at all libraries, or get the form online.

Life Membership

Friends of the Library Life Membership. For a donation of $250 you can be a Friend for Life and enjoy the unique privileges that come with being a Friend of the Library for years to come.

Library Endowment

The Friends began an Endowment in 1995 to support the Library materials collection – its currency, its depth, its future. The Arlington Community Foundation, founded in 1991 to offer organizations a low-cost stewardship of philanthropic funds, manages the Endowment. The Friends intent is to grow the Endowment and then to use the annual interest to purchase materials in areas not adequately supported by the operating budget. Cash donations, bequests, securities, all are welcome. For further information email us.

Planned Giving

Remembering the Friends of Arlington Public Library in your will is a meaningful way to make a lasting difference. Bequests to the Friends benefit the library in many ways. For information about how to make a planned gift please email us.


All donations must be in the form of a check and made payable to: Friends of the Library

Donations can be mailed to:

Friends of the Library
1015 North Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22201


  • The Friends of the Library are a 501(c)(3) organization.
  • The Friends honor donors of $500 or more with a name plate on the Library Honor Roll at the Central Library.
  • All donations are acknowledged; tax receipts for gifts over $250 are included.