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We accept monetary donations, as well as items like books, audiobooks, and DVDs. Items donated to us will either be added to our collection or will be given to the Friends of the Oak Ridge Public Library to sell as part of their fundraising efforts.

More information about the donation process can be found below, but feel free to call us at
(865) 425-3455 if you have any questions.

Item Donations

We accept items for donation during our regular business hours. Receipts stating the number of items you donated and date of donation are available upon request.

Please bring any item donations into the library; do not leave donations outside near our outdoor book drop. We also ask that you not place items that you wish to donate to us in the outdoor book drop.

Four Boxes or Less

If you are donating four boxes/large bags worth of items or less, you can bring them to the donation center, located inside the main library.

Five Boxes or More

If you are donating five or more boxes/large bags worth of items, please contact FOL president Nancy Hardin at (865) 482-4560.

Monetary Donations

Whether they are one-time or recurring, monetary donations and support are handled by the library director, Julie Forkner.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, or if you have any questions about the donation process, please contact the library at (865) 425-3455.

Endowment Fund

Initiated by the Friends of Oak Ridge Public Library in February of 1970, the Oak Ridge Library Endowment Fund was created to support the capital needs of the library. The Endowment Fund is managed by the City of Oak Ridge on behalf of the library.

Donations to the Endowment Fund can be made out to Oak Ridge Public Library and sent to:

Oak Ridge Public Library
1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike,
Oak Ridge, TN 37830.