General Support Giving

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The library is an institution that does not discriminate. The library provides resources and programs that educate, enrich, entertain and inform the entire community, children and adults alike. It is an institution that is worthy of your support. Please explore some of the ways you can contribute to the library.

Giving Opportunities

Here are some of the many giving opportunities at the Williamsburg and James City County Libraries

Make a gift online to support the library today

Perpetual Book Funds

The Perpetual Book Fund program offers a means for the community to build our library.   Donors can add to an established Perpetual Book Fund at any time.  To see a list of the PBFs and topics, click on view topics.


Perpetual Book Fund List

Click "read more" for a listing of all established Perpetual Book Funds and the topics that they support.

Online Giving

The Williamsburg Regional Library Foundation can accept your on-line donation through the nonprofit web sites and Simply click and follow the instructions. Thank you for your generous support and for investing in one of the best used resources in the Greater Williamsburg area community.



Support WRL Online

Click below to make an online gift supporting the library through or Network for Good.


Named Gift Options

The Williamsburg Regional Library receives funds toward the costs of operating from James City County and the City of Williamsburg, based on circulation by residency. The library also receives funds from York County. However, support from private donors helps the library offer resources and programs to the greater Williamsburg community that otherwise would not be possible. Because of this combination of public and private support, the Williamsburg Regional Library system remains one of the busiest and best in Virginia. The following list of gift opportunities are available for your support. The list is divided into giving at the $10,000 level and above and opportunities under $10,000. Opportunities that are specific to a particular library facility are indicated by the JCCL (James City County Library) and WL (Williamsburg Library) designations on the left margin. Thank you for your support.

Benjamin Goldberg, Director of Development, will be happy to discuss all giving opportunities with you. We also welcome your on-line contribution or your pledge. Visit our major donor's lifetime giving page to see how private donations help make a great library even better.

Named Gift Opportunities List

Click Read More for a list of Named Giving Opportunities Available at the Williamsburg Regional Library. Please contact Benjamin Goldberg for additional information.

Planned Giving

Imagine how your community will benefit from your charitable bequests to the Williamsburg Regional Library Foundation (tax id number 54-1639135). Your planned gift to the Library Foundation will help the library continue offering excellent collections and programs that inform enrich, strengthen our community. 

Click here to download Sample Bequest Language for the Williamsburg Regional Library Foundation

Bisland Legacy Society

In 1911, the Bisland family set up the first family fund called The Percival Bisland Memorial Collection. Today, the tradition continues with The Bisland Legacy Society, an honor roll of those who have named the Williamsburg Regional Library Foundation (WRLF) as a beneficiary of their estate.

Essays on Giving

These short essays, originally published in the Williamsburg Regional Library newsletter Ex-Libris, have a common theme - Supporting the Library.  Written by Library Development Officer Benjamin Goldberg, they discuss types of support, ways to give, why to contribute, and general charitable motivations.

Join the Friends

Click here to join Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library

Friends of Williamsburg Regional Library is an organization dedicated to making the library a better place for users. It is run by a volunteer Friends Board responsible for promoting interest in our libraries, sponsoring cultural programs for the community, and providing funds for special services and grants.

Online Pledge Form

Make your online pledge to support the Williamsburg Regional Library's programs and collections.

Summer Reading Donors

The 2014 Summer Reading donors helped make the Williamsburg Regional Library's summer programs educational, enriching, entertaining, and informative for all who particpated.  The generosity of the business and individuals listed below make the library's summer programs possible.

2013 Individual Donors List

Generous contributions from the community allow us to continue many programs and services. The following individuals made donations to the Williamsburg Regional Library and/or the Library Foundation during 2013.  We thank you all for your support.

2013 Companies, Foundations and Organization Donors

Generous contributions from the community allow us to continue many programs and services. The following institutions (companies, foundations and organizations) made donations to the Williamsburg Regional Library and/or the Library Foundation during 2013.  We thank you for all your support.

Lifetime Giving

Private giving is an important supplement to the support the Williamsburg Regional Library receives from local government.  This list includes donors whose lifetime giving reflects their dedication to and generosity on behalf of library.