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+

Hills Bank and Trust Company

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service

University of Iowa Community Credit Union

Library Visionary - $2,500+

Phelan, Tucker, Mullen, Walker, Tucker, Gelman LLP


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

Built by Iowa


MidWestOne Bank

Literary Leader - $500-$999

Blank & McCune - The Real Estate Company

Fern Investments, LLC

Hilton Garden Inn

Motley Cow Cafe

Prairie Lights Books

Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC

Collection Champion - $250-$499

A Bella Vista B & B

Big Grove Brewery & Taproom

Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar

Hawkeye Title & Settlement/Anderson & Houghton Attorneys

Hudson's Tap

HyVee Drugstore

Mama's Deli & Catering

Pagliai's Pizza

Short's Burgers Eastside

Southgate Companies

Taxes Plus

U.S. Bank