Stand up for the freedom to read

Join the fight against censorship! More than 2,000 young people across the country are now accessing The Seattle Public Library‘s entire digital collection, thanks to the Books Unbanned e-card and support from Foundation donors. If you believe in equitable access to knowledge and the right to read what you like, you can give to the Foundation’s Equity & Access Fund or create your own fundraising page.

Love your library

Seattle loves its libraries. They enrich the lives of everyone in our community, regardless of age or economic circumstance. Donating to The Seattle Public Library Foundation is a way for people who believe in the power of public libraries to change lives and to help keep our Library strong.

The Seattle Public Library Foundation invests in innovative programs that help The Seattle Public Library achieve its service priorities, including:

  • Building new and revitalized libraries in every neighborhood
  • Programming for children, teens and adults
  • Books and resources, including funding for special collections
  • Services for those with needs, such as persons with disabilities, immigrants and refugees
  • Technology resources for library patrons

Contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations and organizations help fund programs above and beyond what public funding provides.

Our Vision

The Seattle Public Library and the Foundation share the vision of a vibrant community where imagination and opportunity thrive.

Our Mission

The Seattle Public Library Foundation inspires the community’s philanthropic support, advocacy for, and pride in the Library.