The Bestow-A-Book bookplate program allows you to purchase books for the New Orleans Public Library in honor or in memory of a loved one, a friend or family member. The cost of one book is $35.

Each book purchased will have a bookplate with the names of the honoree and the donor (optional). The books will remain in circulation 4-5 years. The honoree will receive a letter informing them of your gift, the book title and the library location. They will also receive a copy of the bookplate.

As a “Thank you” for your support we include a 1 year Friend of the New Orleans Public Library membership.

To Bestow-A-Book online, please fill out the form below. After submitting this information, click the “Pay Online” button all the way at the bottom of the page.  All donations to the Friends of the New Orleans Public Library, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization,  are tax-deductible.

Book titles are selected by the New Orleans Public Library’s Acquisitions Department based on collection need within the age range and location criteria selected by the donor.

Provide your contact information:

Please, provide information about your Honoree


Click button below to submit this information and pay online.


After filling out the form, please pay online or send your payment to this address:

Friends of the New Orleans Public Library
Re: Bestow-A-Book Program
5120 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana