Libraries are an integral part of any community. A library is a cultural hub, a meeting place, a space to work and play, among other things. OPL's role is pivotal in helping connect our customers to the world at–large, sparking innovation in our community and supporting growth and mental health through access to library resources.
Public funding supports libraries, and your gifts help us flourish. OPL is a registered charity that sustains itself through both public and private funding. Government funding covers our core expenses (i.e. operations, administration, infrastructure and maintenance).
Your gifts make the difference and allow the library to expand its library services and spaces beyond what the operating budgets cover.
Donate to OPL
Oakville Public Library
120 Navy Street
Oakville, ON L6J 2Z4
Cheques payable to: Oakville Public Library
Make a donation at one of our branches.
Tap to Give
Donate to OPL using a tiptap, device, where you simply tap your credit or debit card for a one-click transaction. Terminals can be found at all OPL branches. Each tiptap terminal allows for a contactless donation using your debit card/Interac, credit cards: Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and mobile phone wallets including GooglePay and ApplePay.
Ways to Give
You can contribute an amount that works best for your budget and start, change, or cancel your gift at anytime. Our monthly donation program offers a convenient and affordable way to support OPL. Monthly donations of any size provide a consistent and reliable stream of funding that is essential to the success of the library. Monthly gifts are convenient for you as a donor, while making a significant impact on the public library. You can set-up monthly giving here.
Gifts in Celebration and In Memory
Donating to OPL is a wonderful way to pay tribute to a friend, family member, mentor or colleague. Your gift will support programs and services that help enhance the lives of the Oakville community.
Donate to recognize or celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, weddings, retirements or other milestones, or to thank someone special. To give a tribute gift, choose the “In honour of” option under the “Dedication Information” section.
OPL gratefully accepts gifts in honour of a loved one. To give a memorial gift online, choose the “In memory of” option under the “Dedication Information” section. If you would like to designate the Library as a charity of choice in honour of a loved one, please contact us.
Legacy Giving and Gifts In a Will
Choosing to leave a gift to OPL in your will provides you an opportunity to make a lasting contribution to your community. It also allows you to create a deeply meaningful legacy to be shared by the people of Oakville for generations to come.
By far the most common form of legacy gifts, you can name Oakville Public Library as a beneficiary in your will. With prior planning, your will can both provide for your loved ones and help the library prosper. Options for a gift in a will (bequest) include leaving a particular sum of money, a specific asset such as property, or a certain percentage of your estate.
Through this program, donors can plan gifts to provide resources that may be deferred — i.e., planned for completion at a future date. Planned giving options include bequests in wills, life insurance policies, real estate, and securities.We recommend speaking with your financial advisor or lawyer to start preparing your will, or to add a gift in your existing will to OPL. To leave a gift to the library, you will need to provide the following information in your will or estate plan:
Oakville Public Library
120 Navy Street
Oakville, Ontario L6J 2Z4
Charitable registration number: 11924 8169 RR0001
Your will can be a powerful tool for creating change in the world. By leaving a gift to charity in your will you can have a much bigger impact than you ever imagined. To learn more about adding a charitable gift to your will visit WillPower
Is Oakville Public Library already in your will, trust or other estate plans?
We would like to express our gratitude! Please let us know of your generosity as we would like to thank you for your kindness. If you would like to remain anonymous, we will make a note of that and absolutely respect your wishes. It helps us honour your wishes if we know ahead of time:
Why you are making the gift
Your intentions for the gift
The way you wish to be acknowledged, or do you wish to remain anonymous?
Donor Story - Hassan Family
OPL is grateful for the generous legacy gift from the Hassan Family. For the Hassan family, the library was their connection into the Oakville community and a place where the family felt they had a place to come to and feel a sense of belonging. Learn about their touching story and connection to OPL here. The Hassan family’s gift will ensure the library continues to be a space in the community for future generations of families to enjoy.
Gifts to the Endowment Fund provide capital that generates an ongoing, reliable source of revenue for the Library. The capital is preserved and only the interest earned is used to enhance the Library’s collections, programs and services. You can give to the OPL Endowment Fund here by choosing Endowment Fund.
The Library’s Endowment Fund is managed by the Oakville Community Foundation. If you and your family are interested in establishing your own trust fund in support of the Library, the Oakville Community Foundation can help you get started.
Questions about making a gift to OPL?
We are here to help you. Please feel free to call or email us with any questions you may have as we always enjoy speaking with those who love libraries and our community!
Fund Development Coordinator
905-815-2042, ext 5092
Charitable Registration Number 11924 8169 RR0001