NWPL Gifts & Donations


The Board accepts donations of cash and can issue receipts for Income Tax purposes to donors. Donations can be made to specific funds (e.g. Board Reserve Fund, Esther Paulson Staff Development Fund, New Westminster Public Library Endowment Fund) or for specific purposes subject to Board approval. Donations and bequests with conditions attached are accepted if the conditions are acceptable to the Board. 

The Library Board will issue receipts for Income Tax purposes for any monetary donations over $10.00.

Please contact the Chief Librarian at 604-527-4675 for further information.

Both book & media donations have been put on hold until further notice. 

Print and Non-Print Materials

Gifts of books or other materials are welcomed on the condition that the Library has complete jurisdiction over their disposal.

Library materials in most formats will be accepted for the collection after they have been examined by Library staff. Donated items may be added to the Library’s collection, distributed to other libraries and institutions, sold at Library book sales or discarded.

The Library Board will not issue receipts for income tax purposes for donations of books or other materials.


The Library does not currently accept books or other materials by donation. For a list of other organizations accepting donations, please see the following:

Other organizations accepting book donations [PDF]

The Library Book Sale is ongoing. The books are located on the main floor on low shelving in the Adult Fiction area, next to the main floor photocopier.