Book Donations

The library will accept gifts of books, other materials or money for the purchase of specific items, with the understanding that they will be added to the collection only if appropriate, needed and contribute to a balanced collection. 

The same criteria of selection and withdrawing that are applied to purchased materials are also applied to gift donations. 

Gifts of materials will be accepted only on the understanding that the library retains the unconditional ownership of the gift. 

Donated materials not added to the collection may be discarded or sold at the discretion of the supervising Branch Librarian.


Storage capabilities vary at each library. We ask that you contact the specific library if you plan to donate a significant amount (more than one small box) as we only accept larger donations at certain times of the year.

What We Accept

  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • Paperbacks in good condition
  • DVDs
  • Gently used children's books

What We Don't Accept

  • Reader's Digest Condensed Books
  • Textbooks
  • Encyclopaedias
  • Dirty, mouldy or smelly books
  • Magazines
  • VHS tapes
  • Music cassettes

Thank you!





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