There are many ways you can support the Peterborough Public Library and make a difference in your community:

Make a Donation

Financial donations

Municipal taxes support our core services, but with your donations we can do even more! 

Your donations will be used to enhance our collection, fund special equipment and support special events which will inspire our community to become more literate and engaged.

The Library, as a registered charity, will accept:

  • individual donations
  • corporate donations
  • legacy gift (in memory of someone)

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The Friends of the Library need volunteers to help sort donated books throughout the year and to staff their Books Sales.

The Visiting Library Service uses volunteer drivers to deliver books to homebound members in the City of Peterborough.

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Friends are not able to hold book sales. You can shop their lobby shelves during library hours for items typically found in their sales.

Items cost: Pay what you can. There is a blue donation box next to the lobby shelves.

The Friends of the Library Book Sales are held 2-3 times per year, and all funds raised support Library collections and programs. 

Corporate Sponsorship

The Library has a number of sponsorship opportunities available that range from naming a room, to supporting a program, to purchasing furnishings or technology for the space. Contact our Marketing and Communications Coordinator for more information.