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Make a donation

By Credit Card

You can donate online with your credit card, or via PayPal directly. You do not need a PayPal account to make a credit card donation.


We now have a wish list of items that you can support with your donation. If you see something you’re particularly passionate about, select it from the drop-down list below, and your donation will support that project. For an explanation of each project click here.

By check

Please make checks payable to the Ypsilanti District Library

Ypsilanti District Library
Attn: Development Department
5577 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

To our Supply Wish List

We always welcome donations of office, program, and other supplies that help us better serve our patrons. Please see our wish list for needed items. Many items are also available to purchase on Amazon Smiles. See the Amazon wish list below. More details about the Amazon Smiles program are in the sidebar.

Wish list of Supplies

Amazon wish list

Donor Recognition

Contributions of $1,000 or more are recognized on a donor wall located in the lobby of our Whittaker Road location. Donations may also be recognized in library publications unless the donor wishes to remain anonymous. For information about book memorial donations and donor plates, view our Book Memorial brochure.

Tax benefits

The Ypsilanti District Library is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. Donations to the Ypsilanti District Library are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. All donors will receive a thank you letter and donation receipt that includes the library’s tax ID number to include in your deductions.

If you have questions about your donation, please contact Lisa Hoenig at 734-482-4110 x1300.

Your Contribution Means

Each contribution to the Ypsilanti District Library is an opportunity to enrich the life of someone in the Ypsilanti community.

With your support, YDL can continue to:

  • Delight a classroom of preschoolers when the Bookmobile arrives at their school.
  • Show a new iPhone user how to share photos with her grandkids.
  • Ensure an unemployed neighbor has access to online job postings.
  • Encourage kids to keep reading and learning at the library over the summer.

Other ways to give





If you have a Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card, you can help YDL. Kroger donates a portion of your purchases to the area organization of your choice. Create an account at using your Shopper’s Card number and you can designate Ypsilanti District Library as the organization of your choice. Then, anytime you use your Shopper’s Card, you’re saving money AND donating to YDL!

Planned Giving

Individuals may leave a lasting impact on YDL through estate planning. Planned gifts include bequests through estates or wills, charitable trusts, and annuities. Please contact the Library Director at 734-482-4110 x1300 for further information.

Ypsilanti District Library Endowment Fund

A contribution to the Library’s Endowment Fund will ensure that YDL will continue to flourish for years to come. Make your donation online through the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation website. Checks payable to the Ypsilanti District Library Endowment Fund can be mailed to the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation located at 301 North Main, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.


Volunteers at the Ypsilanti District Library provide an important service by assisting the library in its mission. Please visit our Volunteer Page for more details about how you can donate your time to help the library. **Please note: YDL does not accept volunteers through any court-ordered program.**