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Sault Ste. Marie Public Library

Support Your Library

The Sault Ste. Marie Public Library has enriched the quality of life in Sault Ste. Marie and the surrounding area for over 100 years. Through your support and generosity the Library will continue to improve and strengthen the community by enhancing the Library’s collections, develop new and improved services, promote literacy within the community, preserve the past, and create a comfortable welcoming space for everyone.

Supporting the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library helps everyone in the community gain access to information and life-long learning opportunities. You can support the Library by donating, volunteering, or becoming a Friend of the Library.

We wish to thank everyone who has donated to the Library in the past, as well as our most recent donors.

Financial Donations
Every financial donation to the library benefits everyone in our city, no matter how big or small. Any financial donation of $20.00 or more is eligible for a tax receipt. Donations can be made by cash, interac, PayPal, or by cheque mailed to:

Sault Ste. Marie Public Library
50 East St.
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 3C3

Our registered charity number is: 11914 1828 RR 

Donor Form

To donate via PayPal, use the link below.

The Sault Ste. Marie Public Library and Friends of the Library welcome applications from members of the community who are willing to volunteer their time and skills to support the library. Volunteers make it possible for us to provide quality services and programs to the community.  

For more details about volunteering at the library please see our Volunteer page.

Other Donation Options

In Memoriam
Donations can be made in memoriam as a tribute to a family member, friend, or colleague. A bookplate commemorating the person you have chosen to honour will be placed on the items purchased. We will also send an acknowledgement of your gift to the immediate family.

Special Occasion Gift
Gifts can be made to the library in celebration of a birthday, anniversary, graduation, retirement, or any other special occasion that you, a friend, or a loved one are celebrating. When a donation is made for a special occasion, an acknowledgement will be sent to the honouree or family to inform them of the donation.

Adopt a Magazine
Our Adopt a Magazine program offers individuals or businesses the ability to sponsor a magazine or newspaper subscription for the Library. A bookplate will be placed on each magazine to acknowledge your gift to the Library for the duration of the subscription. You will also be issued a tax receipt and a letter of acknowledgement will be sent to you for your donation.

Books & Materials
We do accept small amounts of book and other material donations. Items we accept are:

  • Books - In good condition. They should not be damaged, stained, ripped, or dirty.
  • DVDs/Blu-Rays/Books on CD/Vinyl - All items must be in good working condition.
  • Magazines - Only issues from the previous 12 months
  • Textbooks - Only if published within the last 5 years.

We do not accept the following items:

  • VHS Tapes
  • Cassettes
  • Dictionaries/Encyclopedias/Textbooks older than 5 years
  • Damaged, ripped, or dirty books

Please note that any materials donated to the library are considered gifts and the final use or disposition of those materials will be at the discretion of library staff.

Other donations
If you wish to discuss other ways by which you can make a lasting donation to the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library, please contact:

Matthew MacDonald
Sault Ste. Marie Public Library
50 East St.Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 3C3