Support the Library

Over 300,000 people visited the Monterey Public Library last year, to read, connect, discover and succeed. With the help of individual donors, just like you, the doors were opened on Sundays and books were added to our shelves. Young children joined our community of readers; teens learned safe online skills; elders enjoyed life stories shared.

Your gift to the library builds on City funding and helps us provide lifelong learning in ways that would not be possible without your support. The ongoing support of community members like you determines what the Library is today and what it will be in years to come. Every dollar that is given makes a difference!

Ways to Give

There are several ways you can make a donation to the Monterey Public Library. Gifts of any size are appreciated.


Call us at (831) 646-3933.


Download and print the donation form and send it with your check or credit card information to:
Monterey Public Library
Fund Development Office
625 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940

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More Ways to Give

Memorial Gift

Create a lasting memorial to a friend or loved one by donating funds to the Library for the purchase of one or more books in that person’s memory.

Tribute Gift

Celebrate a special occasion or achievement by making a tribute gift in honor of someone.

Endowment Gift

Make a gift to the endowment to preserve the Monterey Public Library for future generations.

Join the Monterey Public Library Legacy Society

The Monterey Public Library (MPL) Legacy Society is a community of supporters who have provided for MPL in their estate plans or through a life-income gift. Becoming a member of the MPL Legacy Society is very easy. Simply inform us that you have named MPL as a beneficiary in your estate plans by completing a MPL Legacy Society Confidential Information Survey and return it to the Library. All details of the gift are held in the strictest confidence. Please call (831) 646-5632 for questions or more information.

Planned and Estate Giving

Planned gifts have a tremendous impact on our library. You can make a gift from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), through a Will or Trust, from Appreciated Stocks, Mutual Funds, Bonds, Life Insurance, and Real Estate. The Library can also establish an Endowment Fund to honor or memorialize a loved one. Endowments honor the legacy of a donor while providing funding for generations to come. Please call the Library Fund Development office at (831) 646-5632 for more information on how you can make a planned gift to the Monterey Public Library.

Please review the Recommended Language for Designating Estate Plan Gifts information card to learn how easy to it is to leave a bequest, create a legacy and make sure Monterey Public Library programs and services are there for future generations, regardless of economic circumstances - forever.

Matching Gift Programs

Many employers offer you the chance to double your donation through a matching gift program. Please ask your employer if they offer such a program.

Friends of the Monterey Public Library Membership

The Friends of the Monterey Public Library invite you to join or renew an annual membership. Through your support the FRIENDS raise over $50,000 annually to help pay for books, furnishings, programs for children, teens and adults.


Donate your time

You can also donate your time to the Monterey Public Library as a volunteer.