Book Donations

Rows on books on shelves at Central BranchThe Hamilton Public Library does not accept material donations. However, there are a number of agencies, thrift stores, hospitals and care facilities that do important work in our community and are always looking for donations. Please consider donating your material to one of the following organizations. Those marked with an asterisk (*) can arrange for pick-up of materials you wish to donate.

Call to arrange for pickup of materials. There are also donation boxes located throughout Hamilton. Accepting books and DVDs. No magazines or encyclopaedias. 1 box limit.

Neighbour To Neighbour Centre
28 Athens St., Hamilton

Looking for paperbacks, hardcovers, recent magazines, CD’s, DVD’s, puzzles. Not accepting encyclopaedias, textbooks, or VHS/cassette tapes.

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy*

Call to arrange for pickup of materials. Limit of 10 bags/boxes.

St. Vincent De Paul Society*
200 Parkdale Ave. N., Hamilton

Pick-up can be arranged. Accepting all books (especially children’s books) as well as DVD’s.

Victoria Gardens Long Term Care Centre
176 Victoria Ave. N., Hamilton

Accepting large print books, audiobooks, and DVDs. No magazines.

The Wellington Long-Term Care & Retirement Community
1430 Upper Wellington St., Hamilton

Wentworth Heights Retirement Community
1620 Upper Wentworth St., Hamilton

Looking especially for large print materials.


Hamilton Health Sciences can be reached at 905-521-2100.  Facilities falling under this umbrella include Chedoke Hospital, Hamilton General Hospital, Juravinski Hospital, Juravinski Cancer Centre, McMaster Children's Hospital, McMaster University Medical Centre, St Peter's Hospital and St. Peter's Residence. Some locations accept donations. Please call 905-521-2100 and ask for the Volunteer Resources Office to determine what is currently being accepted at a given location.