There are many ways to support your public library.
Donate books and other materials
Patron donations add value to FCPL’s collections. FCPL accepts donations of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. Donations to Frederick County Public Libraries are added to the collection whenever appropriate. If not appropriate to FCPL’s collection, the items may be sold to the public. Items unable to be sold are recycled.
Some of our smaller branches have limited space to store donated materials. To donate substantial volumes of materials, please contact your branch in advance. On request, FCPL will issue you a donation acknowledgement form for your records.
For donations of documents and personal artifacts related to local history, please see our Maryland Room page on Gifts and Donations.
Make a Monetary Donation
You can donate online.
You may also contact the Administrative Offices with questions or donations:
FCPL Administrative Offices
110 East Patrick Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701
Join the Friends of the Library
As a broad based group independent of formal ties with the governing bodies, the Friends of the Library can be outspoken about the vital need for the highest quality of public library and information services. The FOL adds credibility to the requests for public funding by proving the citizens’ willingness to provide additional private contributions for enhanced services.
There is a Friends of the Library group for each of our branches.
Friends of Frederick County Public Libraries
Volunteer at the Library
Volunteer Opportunities vary from branch to branch. To find out what opportunities may be available, call the branch where you’re interested in volunteering and ask to speak to the Branch Administrator. Volunteers at Frederick County Public Libraries must be 14 years or older.
Register for an I Love My Library Visa® Prepaid Card
FCPL is offering a safe, convenient, alternative payment option to cash that supports the library with every purchase you make. You can pay bills, shop online, receive direct deposit, and more. No matter where you spend money using your card, a portion is sent back to the library at no additional cost to you. Learn more about the Visa® prepaid card that's now an optional convenience to your Frederick County Public Libraries card.