NWPL Gifts & Donations

Both book & media donations, as well as our on-going book sale, have been put on hold until further notice. Check back for updates.

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 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.


Other organizations accepting book donations [PDF]

We are not currently running a book sale. Watch this space for updates!

We accept:

  • Clean books and magazines of current interest, in good condition, in English and French
  • CDs and DVDs

We do not accept:

  • Textbooks
  • Encyclopedias
  • National Geographic magazines
  • Magazines older than 2 years
  • Computer books older than 5 years
  • Books in languages other than English or French
  • Reader’s Digest condensed books
  • LPs, audio cassettes, and video cassettes
  • Pirated DVDs
  • Colouring books or workbooks that have been written in
  • Any material in poor condition

Materials should be in boxes or bags and marked as gifts to the New Westminster Public Library. Donors must be able to bring materials into the library without assistance.

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