About the Memphis Library Foundation

The Memphis Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization established in 1994, chartered as the Foundation for the Library. The Memphis Library Foundation mission is to enhance the Memphis Public Library & Information Center, by securing needs and funding through private support. Read more about supporting the library here.

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The Foundation’s first objective was to organize and conduct a capital campaign for the Central Library, for which it raised $21.5 million. To date, the Memphis Library Foundation has raised nearly $27 million in funds to support the important work of the Memphis Public Library & Information Center.

The latest objective has been to raise $1.9 million for the construction of Cloud901, a teen learning lab. Read more here.

Download our latest annual report and view our latest 990 form here:


2015 Annual Report

2015 990 Form