Gifts and Donations

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 the appropriate 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.

How to donate gently used Books, DVDs, and CD music to the library

Starting July 2017, due to upcoming renovations we will unfortunately no longer be able to accept donations until further notice.

Other organizations accepting book donations


Cash 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.

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

Donations and bequests with conditions attached are accepted if the conditions are acceptable to the Board.

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