Support TCPL


When you think of the library, you think,"Books!" But the library has come to serve many of our community's needs, starting with books, but also...

  • DVDs, CDs, and audio books

  • Periodicals—print and online

  • Programming and exhibits

  • Computer access and upkeep

  • Internet service, database subscriptions

  • E-books and streaming access to movies, TV, and music

  • Meeting and study space

These needs are met in many ways, including tax dollars from Tompkins County. But without the participation of our generous donors, our library would not be the hub of activity, education, and entertainment that it is today!

Whether in support of the Annual Fund, growing the endowment, or special initiatives and events planned by the TCPL Foundation, raised funds keep the Library running and able to meet the changing needs of our patrons. Without regular sustaining donors, the Library would not be able to confidently budget for the year ahead. Without endowed and annual funds financed by your neighbors and friends, our collection would lag behind the times.

There are many creative ways you can show your love and help in grow our library:


Everyone who makes a contribution is a library champion!


Show your library love with your very own fundraising event


Share and spread your library story


Monthly recurring donation of any amount

Play a special role in shaping and propelling our work


Enjoy lively social events while supporting the library

Giving every year for 5 years or more

Sponsors and supporters of $500 or more

Annual gift of $1,000-$4,999

Annual gift of $5,000 or more

Endowment gift of $5,000 or more and bequest giving

Cumulative giving of $10,000 or more

Tompkins County Public Library Foundation

PO Box 6727

Ithaca, NY 14851-6727

(607) 272-4557

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