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Book & Media Donations

When you’re moving, making space for new books, or just downsizing your personal library, think of the Library! The Calgary Public Library Foundation accepts donations of materials (Books, CDs, DVDs) at community libraries and at its office, and funds raised are invested back into the Library.

You can drop off 20 books or 2 large bags at a time at any Community Library. 

The Library Foundation works with BetterWorld Books, an organization that collects and sells books online to fund literacy initiatives worldwide. BetterWorld Books provides an avenue for selling donated materials and has partnered with more than 2,000 libraries in North America to list books online in marketplaces like Amazon. A portion of the proceeds from the sales are returned to the Library, enabling the purchase of new and needed materials.

If you have any questions about donating books or materials, please call the Calgary Public Library Foundation at 403-221-2002. For a complete list of acceptable materials and additional details visit

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