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While one popular fundraising activity conducted by the Friends is the bookstore and half-price book sales held three times a year, we also depend heavily on membership dues and contributions.

Join us in nurturing the treasure that is our Library System.  It is truly one of the best in the nation. 

When you become a Friend of the Library, you'll enjoy these benefits:become a friend

  • Subscription to the monthly Books & Beyond Library newsletter
  • Participation in the “Members Only” book sale preview events
  • Invitations to Library events
  • A 10% discount in the Bookstore and Gifts & Greetings gift shop
  • Fully tax-deductible membership contribution(s) and gifts
  • The satisfaction of contributing to the cultural and educational life of your community

Membership is renewable annually.  Join any time and your membership is good for the next 12 months.

Visit your branch to pick up a form or print one now and mail it in with your payment.  You can also join online or renew your membership with a credit card.

As a nonprofit organization that believes in enriching the lives of its community members, the Orange County Public Library System is always on the lookout for the best and brightest volunteers.  We have a variety of volunteer opportunities at the Orlando Public Library as well as our branch libraries. 

Friends volunteer in various capacities, including;

Please note that a Friends of the Library membership and an OCLS library card in good standing is required to become a volunteer.  Volunteer applications can be found at all Library locations.  Download an application and drop it by one of our locations to apply. Or, apply online today!