About the Friends

The Friends of The Seattle Public Library logo

Volunteer members advocate for, educate about, and raise funds on behalf of the Library. The Friends raise funds to be used by The Seattle Public Library for activities not ordinarily covered under the Library's operating budget since ongoing Library operations are paid for by city of Seattle tax dollars and are the responsibility of our city government.

The Friends serve the wider community through online sales and Book Sales throughout the year. Find out information on how to donate books.

The Friends operate a well-stocked FriendShop in Seattle's spectacular downtown Central Library.