Gifts & Donations


Book donations are accepted twice annually prior to Spring and Fall Friends of the Library book sales. Please check our calendar or call for details.


A donation to the Newburyport Public Library helps support our efforts to meet the informational, educational and recreational needs of the community through open and equal access to cultural, intellectual, recreational, and information resources and programs. Private support allows the Library to achieve what public funding cannot.

Gifts by bequest create a lasting legacy for generations of library users. Over the years, many Library patrons and supporters have remembered the Newburyport Public Library as they prepare or revise their wills. Contact the Head Librarian for more information.

Monetary gifts can be made by check to “The Friends of the Newburyport Public Library.” Besides a general donation, you can contribute your gift to a specific fund or for a chosen purpose. You can also donate funds to purchase a book or other library materials, or to establish a book fund in honor of an individual or special occasion, or in memory of a loved one. Gift books have a special book plate which gives the name of the person or occasion being honored. Local corporations and businesses have generously supported the Library in a multitude of ways.

For more information regarding donations to the Library, please call 978-465-4428.

However you choose to designate your donation and for whatever amount you give, we appreciate your support.

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2022 IN OBSERVATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY. *Masks required in the library at all times per order of the City Health Department.*
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