Ways To Give

Every gift to the Library of Congress helps to preserve and protect our Nation’s treasures. There are a lot of ways that you can support the Library, choose a gift that is right for you!

  • Friends of the Library of Congress Friends of the Library of Congress brings together a community of donors committed to preserving this nation's cultural memory. This group is integral in advancing the Library's mission to engage, inspire, and inform and help make everything possible from digital resources to public programming to exhibitions.
  • James Madison Council Spring 2021 Madison Council Bulletin The Library of Congress preserves and provides access to a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to engage, inspire and inform the U.S. Congress and the American people. The James Madison Council, comprised of public-minded philanthropists, provides critical support for these efforts. As visionaries, champions and ambassadors, the Madison Council is truly a crown jewel of the nation’s...
  • Corporate Giving What is Corporate Giving? Align your organization with America’s Library. The Library of Congress reaches a diverse audience of millions, both onsite and online, across the nation and around the world by offering a rich variety of public programs, exhibitions, digital initiatives, and educational outreach initiatives. Corporate support is vital to The Library of Congress efforts to share its unparalleled resources with people everywhere–...
  • Gifts in Wills Including the Library of Congress in your will, trust or other estate plan is a meaningful way to create a lasting legacy that ensures people for generations to come are enriched by the nation’s greatest resource of history, culture, and imagination.
  • Tribute Gifts Recognize an extraordinary person in your life with a tribute gift to the Library of Congress. Whether you want to commemorate a milestone, celebrate a special occasion, or honor a lost loved one, your gift will preserve, enhance and expand access to our Nation’s treasures.
  • Stock Gifts Donating appreciated stocks, securities, or mutual funds is a great way to support the Library of Congress with a meaningful gift while avoiding capital-gains tax and receiving a charitable tax deduction.
  • Gift Membership Looking for the coolest present for the history buff or book lover in your life? Give the gift of membership to a friend or family member and introduce them to the depth and wonders of the Library of Congress while also growing and preserving our civic and cultural record.