Connect with the Library:

Make a gift, change lives

Because of you, everyone in our community can discover, explore, and create together. Your gift ensures that we can continue to connect and grow as a city of readers. Thank you for joining us and inspiring the conversation! 

You can make a secure online gift anytime, but if you wish to give by phone or have questions about making a gift of stock, contact Zoe Alexis Scott, Director of Advancement at 207-771-2759 or email



Make a monthly gift

Become a sustaining donor and make a difference every month! It’s easy – just check the box on the secure giving form, enter your credit card, and your gift can support outreach to seniors, technology access for your neighbor, and helping kids discover the world. You help build the future of the Library.


P.S. Sustaining donors get an adorable refrigerator magnet with a drawing of the Downtown Library by Lewis Robinson!

In Memoriam and In Celebration Giving

You can honor the memory of a loved one or celebrate a special occasion through a gift to the Portland Public Library.

To make a memorial or celebratory gift, please use our secure giving form and include the name of the person you wish to recognize in the “notes” section. Memorial gifts to existing endowed funds should be made this way as well; rest assured they will be properly allocated, and we will confirm this with you in a written acknowledgment. Thank you for your thoughtfulness in honoring someone special with your gift to the Library.


please select “In Celebration” below and then type “New Vision Campaign” into the text box. – See more at:

please select “In Celebration” below and then type “New Vision Campaign” into the text box. – See more at:

Plan Your Giving

Making a planned gift allows you to make a gift to the Library with many benefit options for you and your family. Your attorney, accountant, or financial planner can assist with the details of establishing such a gift. Learn more about making a planned gift:

Planned Giving 2023

You may also contact Zoe Alexis Scott, Director of Advancement, at 207-771-2759.

In addition, there are other ways to support the library:

Your donor rights