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Make a Donation

Please support The Newark Public Library. Donations from generous individuals and institutions allow the Library to update and increase collections, provide special events and programs for the community, make after-school homework help available for young students, and improve technology. All the support that we receive from our community allows us to increase resources and services for our patrons.

Donate & or Buy Tickets to the 2023 Annual Booked For The Gala

Donate Online or Buy Tickets
Click here to use our online system to make a donation or to purchase tickets.

Donate to the Library’s Annual Fund

Donations to the Library may be made through our online system, by mail, or in person.

Donate Online
Click here to use our online system to make a donation.

Donate by Mail
If you would prefer to donate by mail, we have an online, printable form. Print out the form and fill it in by hand, or type in your responses, and then print and mail the form to us. You can also save a copy of the completed form for your records. Click here to donate by mail.

Donate at the Library
To make a donation in person, please visit us at:

The Newark Public Library
Development Department
5 Washington Street 4th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102

Call 973-733-7744 to schedule an appointment.

Donate to a Special Fund

The Gertrude Fine Prints Endowment Fund

The Gertrude Fine Prints Endowment Fund was established in 2004, through the generosity of William J. Dane, the Library’s Keeper of Prints, Posters and Works of Art on Paper. Established as an endowment (in honor of Dane’s sister) for the maintenance and expansion of the Library’s renowned Fine Print Collection, the revenue generated by the Gertrude Fine Prints Endowment Fund will be used for the express purpose of acquiring original prints for the Library’s Special Collections.

New Jersey Hispanic Research & Information Center (NJHRIC)

Donations to the NJHRIC support the continued development of the existing library of popular Spanish-language materials in Sala Hispanoamericana, the creation of a new research-level Hispanic Reference Center aimed at the special needs of students and scholars, and the establishment of the Puerto Rican Community Archives, a community archive focusing on the study of Puerto Rican heritage in New Jersey.

Robert Treat Endowment Fund

The Robert Treat Endowment Fund was created in 2005 by Charles F. Cummings. Mr. Cummings was the Library’s long-time expert on “everything Newark” and was recognized as the Newark City Historian. He was Assistant Director of Special Collections and Statewide Outreach until his death in 2005. The Robert Treat Endowment Fund ensures that the New Jersey Information Center collections are enhanced and preserved in perpetuity.

Make a Memorial Gift

Making a gift in the name of a loved one is a wonderful way to honor the memory of those closest to us. Your gift in the name of a family member or friend who loved the Library will assist our mission of providing programs and materials.

Donate Books

The Library is unable to accept donations of general materials at this time.

For materials in one of the special categories below, please contact the appropriate department to discuss your donation. Where applicable, the Library requires a legal transfer of title through a Deed of Gift.

To donate historically significant materials relating to Newark or New Jersey, please contact The Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center at or (973) 733-7775.

For historically significant materials relating to the Latino experience in New Jersey or materials in the Spanish language, please contact the New Jersey Hispanic Research and Information Center at or (973) 733–4791. For materials in Portuguese, please contact the Van Buren Branch Library at (973) 733-7750.

For donations of historically significant materials relating to the African American experience, please contact the James Brown African American Room at 973-733-5411 or

To donate fine prints or rare books, please contact the Special Collections Division at or (973) 733-7745.

Thank you for your generosity.