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With the investment of Foundation donors, The San Mateo Public Library has the resources to be proactive, to serve as a community catalyst, and push for innovation.

A donation that is meaningful to you is meaningful to us.

Click the 'Donate' button to use your PayPal account or a major credit card to make a donation today!  

Or click here to print out a donation form and send it to our offices at:


San Mateo Public Library Foundation

55 West Third Avenue

San Mateo, CA 94402

For instructions on how to make a gift of stock, please click here.


Interested in learning how your gift can make an even bigger impact?

Leadership Circle donors provide meaningful

secure funding for

library programs.


Legacy Fund donors ensure the library will be here for generations to come.



Phone: 650-558-9100

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Your employer may match your donation to the Library Foundation, doubling your impact. Check with your HR department to learn if your company has a policy of matching employee charitable gifts.

SMPLF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by  law.

Tax Identification Number: 94-3191775 

Thank you for your support!

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Other Ways to Support
Your Library
Book Donations

Donations of books, videos, CDs and DVDs in good condition will either be added to the Library’s collection or given to the Friends of the Library for resale in the daily book sale at the Main Library. All proceeds from the Friends’ book sales support the San Mateo Public Library Foundation.

Click here to find the guidelines for donations of books and other media >


We are pleased to partner with Raiizz, on online fundraising marketplace supporting educational nonprofits.

By registering on Raiizz, you can buy and sell pre-owned items and designate the proceeds of your sales to benefit the Library.


To learn more and participate, visit the Raiizz website.

Amazon Smile

You can support the Library Foundation by shopping online! Login at the link below and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to our organization.


AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

Amazon will only make this donation if you sign into Amazon Smile – not or the mobile app – every time you shop.

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