Donate Funds

Donations are used to supplement taxpayer support that provides additional funding for library resources, programs, and furnishings, as well as circulating materials that benefit our community. Your donation to the Royal Oak Public Library is deductible for federal income tax purposes. Please consult your tax preparer for details.

Please consider donating to the Royal Oak Public Library to help expand and improve our offerings for the community! You can send a check directly to the library at:

Royal Oak Public Library
222 E. Eleven Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI 48067

You can also donate through PayPal by clicking the DONATE button below.

Thank you

Donate Your Books & Media

Donations of books and audio-visual materials are always welcome. Most needed are hardcovers and paperbacks in good condition, magazines that are no more than 6 months old, books about Michigan, DVDs, CDs, and LPs. We also accept games and puzzles with all pieces and instructions. PLEASE DO NOT donate materials that are musty, moldy, dirty, torn, textbooks more than 3 years old, VHS tapes or audio cassettes. Please leave donations on the cart next to the Circulation Desk on the main floor or outside in the green wagon at the Troy Street (staff) entrance. Staff will be glad to give you a receipt for tax purposes. Please call in advance if dropping off multiple boxes of materials.

Donation of materials does not guarantee that they will be added to the collection or sold. The Friends of the Library reserve the right to determine whether to keep donated items and where they will be routed.

Shopping On Amazon?

Did you know that you can contribute to the Friends of the ROPL at the same time at no additional cost to you? In 2014, the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library joined the AmazonSmile program. The program started in 2013 to offer shoppers a simple way to support their favorite charity. Just log in to Amazon via sign in with your current Amazon account and select a charity to support (Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library) before shopping from countless eligible products.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase total to the charity of your choice every time you shop.