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Book donation Policy

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not accepting any donations at this time.


  • Donated materials must be current (no more than five years old ) and in very good or excellent condition.
  • Maximum donation is one box or 50 books.
  • Donated materials may be added to the collection, sold in the book sale, or recycled at the library’s sole discretion.
  • Tax receipts are not provided for donated materials.

We accept

  • Current best-sellers
  • DVDs
  • Children’s picture books in excellent condition
  • Electronic games
  • Local history resources
  • Titles related to local First Nations peoples
  • Some multilingual materials

We do not accept

  • Textbooks and encyclopaedias
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Cassette tapes and videotapes
  • Items that are yellowed, musty, or water-damaged
  • Books with broken bindings or missing pages

North Vancouver book bin locations

  • North Shore Recycling Centre, 30 Riverside Drive
  • Ethical Kitchen Restaurant, 1600 Mackay Avenue
  • Mr. Lube 1790 Marine Drive, Columbus Farm Market 3012 Edgemont Blvd.
  • Fire Hall, Mountain Hwy, 468 Mountain Highway
  • Canlan Ice Sport, 2411 Mount Seymour Parkway
  • North Shore Bottle Depot, 2235 Donaghy Avenue
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