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Donated books are sold in most branches and at Book Ends bookstores, located at the Toronto Reference Library and North York Central Library. Proceeds go toward library programs and services.

Donations are only accepted during branch open hours.

What you need to know:

We only accept material that can be resold. Donated items must meet the following criteria:

If your materials don't meet these criteria please consider donating them to other non-profit organizations. Check out the City of Toronto's ReUseIt Guide.

Please note that we do not add donated material to the collection and do not issue tax receipts for donations. Tax receipts are only issued through the Toronto Public Library Foundation for large or valuable donations.