Locations at the JDL

Donations to the Library

The Jackson District Library is a nonprofit entity that accepts donations from community members, patrons, businesses and foundations. These donations provide funding for children, teen or adult programs, genealogy or local history, books, audio books, an author visit, branch improvement, or many of our literacy programs.

Types of Donations

In Honor of, or in Memory of someone special

Many donations come to the library in honor or in memory of someone special. Any size gift is welcome and can be used for any of the things listed above. If a specific title is requested for our collection a nameplate can be added to the item. Also, a letter can be sent to a family member letting them know of the donation. Please contact us by email at giftsandmemorials@myjdl.com or by phone at 517-905-1308, to receive information on how this is handled.

Naming the Jackson District Library in a Will or Trust

Please contact the Director’s office for more information by email at giftsandmemorials@myjdl.com or by phone at 517-905-1308.

Jackson’s Historical Newspaper Digital Collection

The Jackson District Library started a project in 2016 to complete its digital archive of the Jackson Citizen Patriot. The newspaper, which was first published under the name the Jackson Citizen in 1849, remains one of Jackson County’s largest news providers. Though the library provides full access to Citizen Patriot materials via microfilm, contributions from library supporters have allowed JDL to expand its digital collection to include the years 1849 through 1881 and 2000 to present day. In the coming years, the library hopes to make ongoing updates to the Citizen Patriot collection.

Access the Jackson Citizen Patriot and the Digital Archive in microfilm format.

How to make a donation

In Person

You can make a donation at any of our 13 branches or our Administration Office.

By Mail

Jackson District Library
Attn: Director’s Office
244 W. Michigan Avenue
Jackson, MI 49201


Click here to make a donation using your PayPal account. Or you can make a donation using Venmo @myjdl