Join the Friends


There are several benefits of joining the Friends.  The main benefit is that you joined with others who want to support and further the mission of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library.   Your financial support is helping to enhance the programs and services offered and keeping them free to the public.

Other benefits include:

  • Your donation is tax deductible
  • You receive 10% off your entire purchase in the Chandler Booktique throughout the year (even on ½ price days).
  • Your membership is your ticket in to the Friday night before the annual Friends Book Sale – providing you a “sneak preview” and first choice of materials.
  • Consider giving a Friends membership as a gift.  On the membership application, fill out who you would like to receive the membership card.  It is a gift that keeps on giving all year.  A membership is a great gift for any occasion.

Attention Art Lovers!

Would you like to be a Friends member and support the arts?  The Friends membership application has several levels of Library Friends of Art membership.  When you choose to be a Library Friends of Art member, you automatically receive all the benefits of a Friends of TSCPL member plus you are supporting the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery.   The Library Friends of Art brochure has more information.

How to join!

  • You may purchase a membership in the Chandler Booktique.
  • Membership applications are available at the circulation desk, information desk, online, or upstairs from the Friends office
  • Call the Friends office at 580-4445 to have an application mailed to your home.

Your membership card will be mailed to your home unless you purchase it at the Booktique.  We accept cash, check, Mastercard or Visa.