Make a Donation

Please support The Newark Public Library. Donations from generous individuals and institutions allow the Library to update and increase collections, provide special events and programs for the community, make after-school homework help available for young students, and improve technology. All the support that we receive from our community allows us to increase resources and services for our patrons.

Donate to the Library’s Annual Fund

Donations to the Library may be made through our online system, by mail, or in person.

Donate Online
Click here to use our online system to make a donation.


Donate by Mail
If you would prefer to donate by mail, we have an online, printable form. Print out the form and fill it in by hand, or type in your responses, and then print and mail the form to us. You can also save a copy of the completed form for your records. Click here to donate by mail.

Donate at the Library
To make a donation in person, please visit us at:

The Newark Public Library
Development Department
5 Washington Street 4th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102

Donate to a Special Fund

The Gertrude Fine Prints Endowment Fund

The Gertrude Fine Prints Endowment Fund was established in 2004, through the generosity of William J. Dane, the Library’s Keeper of Prints, Posters and Works of Art on Paper. Established as an endowment (in honor of Dane’s sister) for the maintenance and expansion of the Library’s renowned Fine Print Collection, the revenue generated by the Gertrude Fine Prints Endowment Fund will be used for the express purpose of acquiring original prints for the Library’s Special Collections.

New Jersey Hispanic Research & Information Center (NJHRIC)

Donations to the NJHRIC support the continued development of the existing library of popular Spanish-language materials in Sala Hispanoamericana, the creation of a new research-level Hispanic Reference Center aimed at the special needs of students and scholars, and the establishment of the Puerto Rican Community Archives, a community archive focusing on the study of Puerto Rican heritage in New Jersey.

Robert Treat Endowment Fund

The Robert Treat Endowment Fund was created in 2005 by Charles F. Cummings. Mr. Cummings was the Library’s long-time expert on “everything Newark” and was recognized as the Newark City Historian. He was Assistant Director of Special Collections and Statewide Outreach until his death in 2005. The Robert Treat Endowment Fund ensures that the New Jersey Information Center collections are enhanced and preserved in perpetuity.

Make a Memorial Gift

Making a gift in the name of a loved one is a wonderful way to honor the memory of those closest to us. Your gift in the name of a family member or friend who loved the Library will assist our mission of providing programs and materials.

Donate Books

The Library encourages all donors to provide new or gently used books in all genres with the exception of text books. Exceptions are study guides, such as unmarked recent editions of GED, SAT, GMAT, ASVAB, and the like.

General donations of materials accepted may be received through the Main Library front door entrance providing the amount donated is limited to two boxes or bags. Donors of large or unique collections must contact Monica Malinowski, Acquisitions Department, at or 973–733–7820 to make arrangements.