Support AADL

A donation to the Ann Arbor District Library is a gift to help strengthen our efforts to fulfill our vision of providing collections, programs, and leadership to promote the development of literate and informed citizens through open and equal access to cultural, intellectual, recreational, and information resources.

Besides a general donation, you can contribute your gift to a specific fund for a chosen purpose. For further information regarding donations to the Library, please call (734) 327-8311. The Ann Arbor District Library is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

However you choose to designate your donation and for whatever amount you’re able to give, we appreciate your support. Thank you!

Note: Online Donations are currently disabled due to a temporary tech issue. Please contact us if you'd like to make a donation, and thanks for your patience!

Library Building Projects

It is one of our goals at the AADL to develop and maintain clean and safe physical facilities that creatively meet the needs of the community and staff with an emphasis on sustainability, accessibility and flexibility.

Marcy Westerman Fund

Ann Arbor District Library Fund for Youth Programs

Karolina M. Holtrey Endowment

The Karolina M. Holtrey Endowment is an undesignated general fund.

Roberta Keniston Memorial Fund

Contributions to this fund are applied to an AADL staff development project for a special educational study or research project, a major national or international conference or seminar with a higher-than-local-or-regional cost, a national or international professional assignment, or other extraordinary professional opportunity.

Youth & Teen Programs & Collections

System-wide and on-average, the AADL conducts 20 youth and teen programs, 16 playgroups and 16 storytimes each month! A donation to youth and teen programs and collections helps us purchase storytime puppets, supplies for youth craft programs, teen novels, “Stories-to-Go” kits and more.

Adult, Digital & Special Collections

Over 65% of our holdings are dedicated to fiction, non-fiction, reference, periodicals, foreign language, DVDs, CDs BOCDs, special collections, databases, digital collections and other materials. A donation for adult, digital and special collections helps us greatly with purchasing and maintaining these collections.


Our audiences are growing! The AADL has become a destination for community members seeking quality programming and information. Between all of our locations, we’re averaging nearly one program per day. A donation for programs helps us pay for major event honorariums, musical performances, Exhibit Museum science workshop series’, shipping costs for a traveling national exhibit and more.


To assist us with providing equal access to all, a donation helps us pay for language-learning software, homebound delivery, program translation services, a “Life Stories” programming kit for offsite outreach to senior communities, large print books for a senior book group and more.

General Fund

Thanks to the generous gifts of a multitude of patrons and organizations, the Ann Arbor District Library is able to provide open access to information resources and services that support and enrich the lives of the communities we serve.

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Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library

The Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library support Library events, the Summer Reading Program, and many other activities. They accept donated books at the Downtown Library. Visit them at