Make a donation and support the Berkeley Public Library today!

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At the Berkeley Public Library Foundation, we amplify your investment to help all five locations of the Berkeley Public Library thrive.

Every gift to the Foundation -- and we mean every -- is put to work to make our great library extraordinary. With over one million visits a year, the Berkeley Public Library offers each of us a world of information, experiences, tools, and technology. And that world is getting bigger every day!

See your dollars at work all around town from the updated and renovated branch libraries to Berkeley Builds Readers -- an early start to literacy for preschoolers in underserved areas. Or, check out the traveling Library on Wheels helping people take advantage of library services all around town. Thanks to donors like you soon there will be exciting capital improvements at the downtown library including a dynamic new space for teens and upgrades to the first and second floors. Your gifts help support Cornerstones of Science a new model for hands on science literacy, and many other projects that help build bridges of opportunity, learning and creativity.

A good public library is at the heart of a vibrant community. The Berkeley Public Library helps people learn how to read, find jobs, solve problems, be creative, and get healthy. It is a cultural connector, a hub for discovery, and one of the few remaining free and totally open places where anyone can go to find the tools and resources they need to navigate a diverse world. Thank you for making all that possible.

Make a $1,000 or more gift to the Foundation and become a member of the Rosa Shattuck Circle of sustaining donors!

In 1903, Rosa Shattuck, a Berkeley pioneer and lifelong public library supporter, secured the funding and donated the land for Berkeley's first permanent public library. Make a sustaining gift to the Berkeley Public Library Foundation and become a member of the Rosa Shattuck Circle today! Circle donors enjoy special events and benefits throughout the year.