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Greater Victoria Public Library accepts gifts of books and other library materials on behalf of the Friends of the Library. The Friends hold book sales with the proceeds going to purchase needed items for the library. Donations of materials that match GVPL’s needs may be added to the collection, subject to the same criteria for selection as purchased materials.

We Can Use

Items in excellent condition, as follows:

  • Books, CDs, DVDs and video games of current interest (up to 3 years old)
  • French and world languages – popular fiction & non-fiction (published in the last 3 years)

We Cannot Accept

  • Mouldy, yellowed, underlined material and other items as follows:
  • Encyclopedias, textbooks or magazines
  • Cassettes or videos
  • CDs, DVDs or video games copied from originals
  • Materials downloaded from the Internet

Donating Books: Where and How

Donations may be dropped off at the information desk of any library branch during open hours. We can only accept one bag or box at a time.

Donations left outside the library or at the entrance to the library will not be accepted. The library does not have the ability to pick up donations from donors’ homes or businesses.

If you have a large volume of materials you wish to donate, please contact the Friends.

Brentwood Bay
Salvation Army. 7177 West Saanich Rd. 250-652-7846

St. Vincent De Paul. 50 Burnside Rd. 250-388-9411

St. Vincent De Paul. 2784 Claude St. 250-478-0282
St. Vincent De Paul. 777 Goldstream Ave. 250-478-6933

Camosun College. Alan Batey Library Media Centre. 3100 Foul Bay Rd. 250-382-3714.
St. Vincent De Paul. 3948 Quadra St. 250-727-3853
University of Victoria. McPherson Library. 250-721-8244.

Salvation Army. 525 Johnson St. 250-384-3755
St. Vincent De Paul. 833 Yates St. 250-382-3213
Times Colonist Book Drive. Details in the TC early in the New Year each year.
Value Village. 1810 Store St. 250-380-9422
Victoria Hospice. 2-1315 Cook St. 250-361-4966
Women In Need (WIN). 1803 Cook St. 250-389-2203
Women In Need (WIN). 785 Pandora Ave. 250-361-9303

View Royal
St. Vincent De Paul. 307 Island Highway. 250-708-0520

To recycle paper materials, including books, contact the following locations:

Capital Regional District
Recycling Hotline: 250-360-3030
Or consult their online Recycling Directory

Ellice Recycle
524 David Street
Victoria BC
Phone: 250-386-4342

Hartland Recycling Area at Hartland Landfill
Hartland Avenue, off West Saanich Road
Saanich, BC

Ron’s Disposal
2-6654 Butler Cres, off Keating X-Rd
Saanichton, BC
Phone: 250-652-6242

Support Your Library

A donation to your library helps inspire literacy, lifelong learning
and community enrichment for all.