The Bibliophiles is an honorary society that recognizes the generosity of individuals who have named the Library Foundation of Los Angeles as a beneficiary in their estate plans. This esteemed group of philanthropists helps ensure that the Los Angeles Public Library will be able to inspire and educate future generations.

There is no minimum gift to become a Member of the Bibliophiles — simply inform the Library that you have named the Library Foundation in your will or trust, or have designated the Library as beneficiary of a retirement account or insurance policy.

As a Bibliophile, you will receive:

  • An invitation to an annual event honoring the Bibliophiles;
  • Invitations to Library Foundation special events;
  • A subscription to the Library Foundation Newsletter; and
  • Acknowledgement in the Library Foundation’s annual Honor Roll of Donors

Planned Gifts Options and Organization Information

Types of planned gifts can include:

  • Wills and Living Trusts (also known as Bequests)
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Retirement Accounts
  • Life Insurance

Gifts to the Library are not subject to estate tax. Please consult with your attorney or other advisors to make sure that the gift you choose makes sense as part of your overall estate plan.

Sample language to include the Library Foundation in your estate plan: “I give and bequeath [$ amount or % of estate] to the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.”

Information for professional advisors: The full legal name of the organization is: Library Foundation of Los Angeles. Our address is 630 W. Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071. Our Federal Tax Identification Number is #95-4368250.


Contact Us

If you have created a planned gift to support the Library – or if you intend to – we hope you will let us know, so we may recognize your generosity. You can also print and mail this planned giving reply form to the Library Foundation. All correspondence will be kept confidential.

For more information, please contact Sharon Padua, Director of Major and Planned Gifts, at 213.292.6268 or sharonpadua@lfla.org.