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Donate to the Friends

The Friends of Waukesha Public Library welcome gifts and donations from you! Please call us at 262-524-3694 to speak with a representative who will provide you with some options for giving.

There is also an option for donating online. If you have questions about donating online, please call the number listed above.

Support the Friends

Amazon-Smile-LogoAn easy way to support the Friends is with your AmazonSmile purchase. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchase to the Friends, so get started by clicking the link to the left.

You can find more information via this PDF about the Friends Smile campaign.

Financial Donations & Gifts

Making a monetary donation to the library for the purpose of purchasing new material is also an excellent means of honoring or remembering a loved one, and you can certainly designate a person to be honored or the family member to be notified if the gift is a memorial. It is very helpful if broad subjects of interest are designated, so that an appropriate item may be selected. The item that is purchased will have a bookplate affixed which indicates both the person being honored and the name of the donor. Questions? Call us 262-524-3694 and we'll be happy to help!

Use this link to make a donation online to the Waukesha Public Library Fund via Waukesha County Community Foundation.

Donate Books and Other Material to Waukesha Public Library

The Library will gratefully accept lightly used materials in excellent condition. Many of them will be sold through the Friends of the Library ongoing book sale, but selected items may be added to the Library's collection. All proceeds from the Friends book sale are used to enhance the programs and collections of Waukesha Public Library.

Materials that are most welcome include:

  • Anything about Waukesha or Wisconsin history
  • Recent fiction/nonfiction books
  • Children's books
  • DVDs
  • Music CDs
  • Books on CD

Your items will be accepted at the Special Services Desk. Donation receipts are available.

If your items do not meet the criteria listed above, please call us at 262-524-3682 for information about other locations that accept donations.

Excluded Materials

Sorry, but due to space and storage limitations, the Library cannot accept the following types of materials:

  • VHS tapes
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Textbooks
  • Old encyclopedia sets
  • Reader's Digest Condensed Books
  • Books that are more than ten years old (except local history)
  • Books previously discarded from libraries
  • Items that are tattered, yellowed, musty, stained
  • Items that are highlighted, written in, or that have loose pages
  • Books that are obviously worn
  • Computer software and computer manuals