Support Us


Want to support your local library? There are many ways you can become part of our mission to service our community.

Corporate Knowledge Bowl

Join the annual competition that decides who is the Smartest Company in Memphis!

Donate Books

Need to create some space on your book shelves? Perhaps you want to expand your local branch’s library collection? You can donate those books to the Memphis Public Library. We accept donations of books at all of our branches and at the Central Library. Items that meet the criteria for addition will be added, those that do not may be donated to the Friends of the Library for future sale to the public at one of their book sales or through Second Editions at Central Library. Funds raised by the Friends help the library purchase new books and support library programming.

Friends of the Library

Join the friends and become part of an amazing group working to help support your local library!

Memphis Library Foundation

The Memphis Library Foundation is charitable organization established in 1994, chartered as the Foundation for the Library. Their mission is to enhance the Memphis Public Library & Information Center, by securing needs and funding through private support. Click the link above to learn more about this wonderful foundation that supports are mission in serving our community.

Volunteer for the Library

You can help people and improve our community by joining with the Memphis Public Library & Information Center as a volunteer. Discover the rewards of giving your time and energy to an organization that enriches the lives of people every day. There are many benefits when you volunteer with the library. You can learn more here to find current openings, more about what it takes to volunteer at the library, and download the volunteer application.

Complete List of Get Involved Links