App Update

As of July 15, the LPL app is being retired and will no longer work; however, a NEW and improved app is coming September 18!  

Support Us

You have many options for supporting the library. If you like and value what we do, consider a contribution of time or money.

Materials Donations

The library welcomes donations of gently used books and other select materials to be sold at our Friends of the Library Book sales. Please review our donation form for donating used items before bringing materials in. We cannot accept materials that are moldy, damaged, dirty, or in a condition that would present a health risk to staff and volunteers. Such materials should be disposed of. There are no local options for recycling such materials.

If you are a local author/creator who would like to donate a copy of your work to our Creators Corner collection, please review our guidelines for contributing your work.

Monetary Gifts

Donate online

Donate to the La Crosse Public Library online using a credit or debit card on our Square donation page.

Amazon Wishlist

Select items, from snacks for kids to needed program supplies, to purchase from our Amazon Wishlist or Pantry Wishlist. Remember to add a note to indicate that you sent the gift. 

Monetary Donations

The citizens of La Crosse are very generous in their support of their library system. We welcome your monetary donation of any amount. Checks may be sent to 800 Main Street, La Crosse, WI 54601, Attention: Elaine Petersen, Business Manager.  


By remembering the library through a bequest, you will help to ensure that the La Crosse Public Library will continue to serve future generations. Contact Director Shanneon Grant about opportunities for giving, or to be added to our fundraising list.

Support or Volunteer at La Crosse Public Library


The library welcomes the gift of time from qualified volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at the Library, please view our volunteer page for more information or contact our Volunteer Manager, Heather Miller, at or call 608-789-7125.

To volunteer with the Friends of the La Crosse Public Library, please call the First Floor Book Shop: 608-789-7149.

Tell Someone About Us

If you have received exemplary service from a staff member or would like to share your appreciation, you can fill out a Tell Us card, available at any service desk, or send an email to Director Shanneon Grant at

You can also express your support by contacting your City Council representative. Find out who your representative is at My Vote Wisconsin and find their contact information at the City of La Crosse website.

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