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Royal Oak Public Library



Providing a free educational space for the entire community filled with books, digital equipment, and other resources

Asian Boy reading in Library

The Royal Oak Public Library offers an abundance of books, literature, events, learning opportunities, classes, technology, internet access, and equipment to residents of Royal Oak at no charge right in their own community.

Libraries are an essential part of the fabric of a community in that every child and adult deserves a space where they have access to the material they need – whether to assist in their work life, school life, social life, or even personal interests.

From adults to teens to children – we provide material, classes, and resources for everyone of every age from all walks of life.

A library is a community asset and an essential part of our city’s infrastructure

Donations to Public Library

Help keep the library a viable resource in our community

Donations are essential to keeping the library not only in operation but moving forward with everchanging literature and technology.

Donations go directly toward supporting the library’s ability to offer the latest print and electronic material, audiobooks, board games, instruments, audio devices, technological tools, and more to enhance our available collection to people of all ages.

Donations may be made through the Royal Oak Civic Foundation, which goes directly to the public library. Also, you may make a donation to the public library to the general fund in honor of a loved one who has passed.

The staff of the library is consistently updating and evolving the material, classes, and events we offer to make our community gathering space innovative and forward-thinking to help shape society positively and foster new perspectives.

Whether one is looking for journals, books, encyclopedias, scholarly material, or other resources, we work to ensure that what our community members need is available to them.

Libraries support literacy and education with countless opportunities for training and learning. Further, libraries help to enhance communities by providing a place where people can go for study groups, teambuilding or even meetings.

Access to the arts is key to not only expanding the mind but the economy as we provide business and entrepreneurial material for people who wish to upskill, thus, enhancing the workforce. The technology we offer is those that would not normally be at hand, free of charge.

Your donations help keep these invaluable resources going and our community moving forward.

Contributions are also used to purchase large print, fiction, and nonfiction books. The Royal Oak public library is dedicated to providing programs and services to help our residents learn, create, connect, and innovate. Your contributions play a big part in helping us reach our goals for the public library and the community of Royal Oak.

Learning and leisure in the community in which you live

Donate to Royal Oak Public Library by completing the form below:

Donate Your Books & Media

Donations of books and audio-visual materials are always welcome. Most needed are hardcovers and paperbacks in good condition, magazines that are no more than 6 months old, books about Michigan, DVDs, CDs, and LPs. We also accept games and puzzles with all pieces and instructions. PLEASE DO NOT donate materials that are musty, moldy, dirty, torn, textbooks more than 3 years old, VHS tapes or audio cassettes. Please leave donations on the cart next to the Circulation Desk on the main floor or outside in the green wagon at the Troy Street (staff) entrance. Staff will be glad to give you a receipt for tax purposes. Please call in advance if dropping off multiple boxes of materials. 

Donation of materials does not guarantee that they will be added to the collection or sold. The Friends of the Library reserve the right to determine whether to keep donated items and where they will be routed.

Donate Your Money

Donations are used to supplement taxpayer support that provides additional funding for library resources, programs, and furnishings, as well as circulating materials that benefit our community. Your donation to the Royal Oak Public Library is deductible for federal income tax purposes. Please consult your tax preparer for details.

Please consider donating to the Royal Oak Public Library to help expand and improve our offerings for the community! You can send a check directly to the library at:

Royal Oak Public Library
222 E. Eleven Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI 48067

You can also donate through PayPal by clicking the DONATE button below.

Thank you

Donate by Mail to Royal Oak Public Library

If you wish to donate by mail/check, please make checks payable to: ‘Royal Oak Civic Foundation.’
Click Here for the mail-in donation form to include with any mail-in checks:
Please send the donation form (above) along with your check to the following address:

Royal Oak Civic Foundation
Attn: Jill Martin, Executive Director
203 S. Troy St. Royal Oak, MI 48067