There are many ways you can make an impact on the Iowa City Public Library. Gifts to the Friends Foundation supplement funding from local, state, and federal governments.


Give a financial gift

Through our Development Office, the ICPL Friends Foundation fundraises through donations, mailings, special events, and The Book End. Private contributions expand and replace materials across Library collections and create experiences which can connect, engage, and enrich lives of all in our community. Other ways to give include donating gently used books for The Book End or by volunteering your time.

Questions? Contact the Development Office at (319) 356-5249 or


We value business partners for their commitment to give locally in support of the Iowa City Public Library.

Become a Business Partner

Partner of the Month - $5,000+

Thank you to our Business Partner of the Month -- Hills Bank
Thank you to our Business Sponsor Partner of the Month - Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service
Thank you to our Business Sponsor Partner of the Month - University Of Iowa Community Credit Union

Library Visionary - $2,500+

Library Legend - $1,000-$2,499

Literary Leader - $500-$999

Fern Investments, LLC
Hilton Garden Inn
Prairie Lights Books
Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC
Steindler Orthopedic Clinic P.L.C.
The Tuesday Agency
The Wedge Pizzeria

Collection Champion - $250-$499

A Bella Vista B & B
Big Grove Brewery & Taproom
Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar
Edward Jones, Jeff Rudolph
Hawkeye Title & Settlement/Anderson & Houghton Attorneys
Hudson's Tap
HyVee Drugstore
Pagliai's Pizza
Pear Deck
Southgate Companies
Taxes Plus
TruArt Color Graphics & Economy Advertising Co
Turning Point Counseling & Psychotherapy
U.S. Bank
Whitedog Import Auto Service