Giving & Support

To contribute directly on-line with a credit card or through PayPal, click here.

By phone
You may call (831) 624-2811 to make a donation by credit card.

By mail
You may send a contribution to:

The Carmel Public Library Foundation
PO Box 2042
Carmel CA 93921-2042

Carmel Public Library Foundation (CPLF) is a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Tax ID# 77-0257681.

Planned Giving

The long-term growth in the endowment of the Foundation is the product of many people becoming members and donors of The Sterling Circle – contributors who have remembered the Foundation in their estate plans. For more details, please visit: Planned Giving. Click here for our Sterling Circle Brochure.


Help offset the deepest budget reductions the Library has ever faced. Sponsorship benefits the Foundation and the sponsor. Various sponsorship plans are available. Click here for the Sponsorship Packet.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Harrison Memorial Library provide valuable financial support, allowing the Library to increase the size and scope of its collection by raising a significant amount of money through an annual book sale. The Friends’ Book Sale is one of the highlights of the literary scene on the Monterey Peninsula. They welcome the donations of all of those books that are on your shelves or packed away somewhere that are ready to have new owners. The Friends are a fully staffed volunteer operation, and their three-day book sale in the fall is a major civic event: literally thousands of books are available for sale. First, give them a call to donate books. Second, come to the annual August Book Sale.

Call Susan Murphy at (831) 622-9289 for information regarding book drop-offs and pick-ups throughout the year and details on their annual August Book Sale.