The East Lyme Public Library is grateful for all of the donations that we receive from patrons and the community. There are many different ways to donate to the library. Thank you for your support!

Memorial & Honorary Gifts

The East Lyme Public Library is always honored when community members think of us to memorialize loved ones. Memorial and honorary gifts provide funding for special collections, book and media purchases, and general contributions to the Library. Donations may be made online or by sending a check made payable to the East Lyme Public Library.

Annual Fund

Your donations to the Annual Fund help us build a better community by allowing us to provide more programming for all ages, a greater variety of online services, more materials, and technological upgrades. Every donation, regardless of size, makes an impact. Library Friends and Patrons contributing up to $99.00 will be acknowledged in our Annual Report. Sponsors and Benefactors contributing $100.00 and more will be included on our Annual Report and acknowledged on our annual wall mounted placard in the library. Donations may be made online or by sending a check made payable to the East Lyme Public Library.


Book, CDs, & DVD Donations

We are happy to accept donations of books, CDs, and DVDs in good condition, clean, dry, and free of musty smells and mold.
We do not accept encyclopedias, textbooks older than 3 years, National Geographic magazines, and Readers’ Digest condensed books. We do not accept other library’s discards or our own East Lyme Library discards.
Please call ahead (860) 739-6926 x314 to set up your donation drop-0ff as there are times when we are unable to take in donations.