Memberships, Capital Campaign, and General Donations

There are many ways donations help our organization. Your donation helps build programs, help us remain fine free or you can even help us purchase important collection items. Your donation does not go unnoticed and we are thankful, you will receive notice of receipt within 30 days.
If you would like to make a donation online follow the link below. You will be directed to Paypal site but you do not need Paypal to make the donation.

Book Donations

Donations are accepted the month before book sales are scheduled. Book donations are also accepted at your local Salvation Army, Volunteers of America or Goodwill stores.
As a general policy we DO NOT accept text books, medical books, encyclopedias or any item that is water damaged, moldy, have torn covers or missing pages.

Book Sales

Annual Book Sales are held twice a year check with the circulation desk for scheduled dates.


Various fundraisers are held in order to help raise money for the library and society. Check our Facebook page for upcoming events.


Contributions can be brought in or mailed to the Waterloo Library and Historical Society.


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Please contact the Library if you would like to volunteer at the Waterloo Library and Historical Society!