Little Free Library FAQs
No, you do not! If you bought a Little Free Library through our online store, your library is automatically registered. A charter sign is included with your purchase, though it may ship separately. All you need to do is wait for your library and charter sign to arrive and then add your library to the world map.
Yes, absolutely! When you register by purchasing a charter sign, we do not automatically save you in our records as the library steward. We will list you in our records as the charter sign purchaser. After the libraries have been installed, the steward of each library needs to fill out an add your library to the world map form. The information entered on that form tells us where the library is actually located and who the steward is.
Starting a Library
There is no “right time” to register and purchase a charter sign. If you know you are going to build your own library, then we recommend registering right away. That way, you will have your charter sign ahead of time. You can add it to your library whenever you are ready. Remember, libraries purchased through our website automatically include a charter sign.
Little Free Library Map
To list your library’s location on our world map, your library must be registered with an official charter sign on it. If you built your own library, you need to register by purchasing a charter sign. If you purchased a library through our online store, then a charter sign is automatically included with your purchase, though it may ship separately from your library.
Once you have a charter sign, engraved with a unique charter number, on your library, fill out the add your library to the world map form and we will add your location to our map within three business days.
It’s easy to register. Here is what to do:
- Register and take advantage of our network of support services. There is a one-time payment of about $40 per library to register by purchasing a charter sign. In addition to a charter sign, you’ll receive a steward’s packet of tips and advice, the option to add your library to the world map, access to a private Facebook support group, discounted or free books through our partners, and more. Remember, you only need to register if you are building your own library. If you bought a library through our online store, a charter sign and steward’s packet are automatically included in your purchase.
- Optional: add your library to the world map. Your charter sign will be engraved with a unique charter number. Once you know your charter number, you may add your library to the world map. This is when you can tell us where the library is located, share the story behind it, and upload photos.
If you find a library and it is not on the world map, then it may not be registered with our organization. We may not know it exists. Approach the nearest home or business and ask to talk the library caretaker. Encourage him/her to register and get an official charter sign and number.