Donations to the Library

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Your gift will help us to reach our goal of enriching lives, educating and promoting lifelong learning to the East Lansing community, now and for the future.

Donations can be made directly to the Library or to the Library's endowment fund managed by the Capital Region Community Foundation.

Choosing to donate to the library is a wonderful way to remember a family member, honor a valued friend or co-worker, or celebrate a special occasion.

If you prefer to send us a check, please follow these steps:

  • Download and fill out the library’s Gift/Memorial Donation Form to make your tax-deductible gift.  Or pick up a copy of the form at the library.
  • If applicable, a letter announcing your gift will be sent to the individual/family you indicate.
  • Checks should be made out to the East Lansing Public Library.

Send donations to:
East Lansing Public Library
950 Abbot Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823

Possible library donation areas include:

  • Building/Furniture fund
  • Technology/Digital resources fund
  • Library materials
  • Programming fund
  • Endowment fund
  • Area of greatest need

Take a look at the Library's Wish List for a list of needed books, equipment, furniture and more!

You may also contribute to the East Lansing Public Library fund managed by the Capital Region Community Foundation.  A legacy gift is a wonderful way to make a contribution to the East Lansing Public Library that will last a lifetime.  A legacy gift could include an outright gift, a life-income gift, a remainder gift after life income ends, a planned gift or a bequest.  To donate online visit  Those wishing not to donate online or for more information, please contact Library Executive Assistant Jennifer Amormino at 517.319.6863.  You may also contact the CRCF President Dennis Fliehman directly at 517.272.2870.  There is no fee to consult on your options nor any implied obligation.  As a public service non-profit organization, the CRCF is pleased to answer any questions you have.