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The Caroline Chisholm Library draws financial support from membership and donations. The Caroline Chisholm Library is a registered charity, and donations over $2 are fully tax deductible.

To make a donation, you can pay by credit card below.

Online donors will be sent a receipt by email.

If you prefer not to donate by credit card or Paypal, there are three other methods:

  1. Drop in on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 11am to 5pm, and pay in person. 
  2. Make a direct transfer to our account. Please include your first name and surname, in the transaction description so that we know who has paid:
    Account name: Caroline Chisholm Library Inc
    BSB: 013 040
    Account number: 254 936 888
  3. You may post a letter and cheque telling us you want to join or renew. Cheques should be made out to 'Caroline Chisholm Library Inc.'. Send your letter to:
    P.O. Box 13176 


Have you considered leaving a financial legacy to the Caroline Chisholm Library? A bequest is a powerful way to secure the Library’s long-term future.

Many cultural organisations in Melbourne, like the Athanaeum Club and the Institute for Public Affairs, have benefitted from the generosity of members who have left legacies. These legacies have secured the long-term future of such organisations, especially when they have allowed them to purchase their own premises.

Ultimately, we too would like to purchase our own premises in the Melbourne CBD. This will free up rent money that we can use to develop the Library collection and to expand our range of cultural activities.

Leaving a legacy is simple. All you need to do is make “The Caroline Chisholm Library Inc” a beneficiary of your will. Any amount, large or small, will help to secure the long-term future of the Library.

Online Donation

Online donations are $10 minimum to cover transaction costs.