We accept donations of books and audio-visual materials that are recently published, of popular interest and in excellent condition. We review all donations according to our purchased material standards; items that do not meet those standards may be sold in our book sales or discarded.
We will accept up to 20 items at a time, delivered to City Centre or Poirier branch. For larger donations, we ask that you please email the Manager, E-Branch and Collections. No tax receipts will be issued for donated materials. Once received, the donations are the exclusive property of Coquitlam Public Library.
We do not accept the following:
- Water damaged, yellowed, moldy or mildewed items
- Textbooks and workbooks
- Encyclopedia sets
- Serialized publications, including newspapers, magazines, etc.
- VHS / cassette tapes
- Mixed media kits
- Books in languages other than English, French, Chinese, Farsi, Korean or Spanish.