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.

 

Bibles for Missions Thrift Stores

500 Upper Wellington St., Hamilton
905-383-0004

and

33 King St. E., Dundas
905-627-2412

 

Canadian Diabetes Association*

905-528-1112

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
905-574-1334

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

 

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy*

905-522-2928

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

 

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Charlton and West 5th Campuses

905-522-1155 ext. 31435

May accept magazine or board game donations. Please call to inquire

 

St. Joseph's Villa Retirement Community

56 Governors Rd., Dundas
905-627-9011

Looking especially for magazines, large print books, travel books, and illustrated non-fiction.

 

St. Olga's Lifecare Centre

570 King St. W., Hamilton
905-524-1283

 

St. Vincent De Paul Society*

200 Parkdale Ave. N., Hamilton
905-522-7045

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
905-527-9111

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

 

The Wellington Long-Term Care & Retirement Community

1430 Upper Wellington St., Hamilton
905-385-2111

 

Wentworth Heights Retirement Community

1620 Upper Wentworth St., Hamilton
905-575-4735

Looking especially for large print materials.

 

Note: 

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.

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