Donate to United for Libraries

Donations to United for Libraries help empower library advocates with the tools they need to make positive change every single day, as they govern, promote, or fundraise for their libraries.

Whether you donate online (see below), by calling our office at (312) 280-2161, or by mailing a check to the United office (address below), please be sure to designate your donation to United for Libraries.



How to Donate to United for Libraries

Online Through ALA

NOTE: To ensure your personal gift supports the efforts of Trustees, Friends Groups, Foundations, and advocates, please select United for Libraries by following these steps:

  1. Click the “Donate Now” button above or go to
  2. Choose either “Donate Only” or “Sign in.”
  3. You will be taken directly to the “Donate to ALA” page. Select “DIVISIONS” and then “UNITED” in the left hand navigation. Enter the amount you wish to donate in the “Personal Donation” box and then click “Checkout.” Follow the onscreen prompts to enter your credit card information.

By Phone

Donations may be made over the phone with a credit card by calling (312) 280-2161.

By Mail

Please send a check or your credit card information to the address below. If your donation is in honor of or in memory of a specific individual, please include an explanation and indicate if you would that person to receive an acknowledgement from United for Libraries.

ATT: United for Libraries
American Library Association
225 N Michigan Ave
Suite 1300
Chicago, IL 60601

Corporate Donations

As a nonprofit organization, United for Libraries depends heavily on the financial support of its corporate sponsors. In return for their generosity, we provide them with connection to our membership and give them high profile at national library conferences and through our newsletter. Many corporate sponsors extend their generosity to our members by offering significant discounts on products and services or by offering grants such as our Kingsolver Award sponsored by HarperCollins, or the Baker & Taylor Awards. Corporate sponsorship begins at $2,000.

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