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Donating Books & Other Items

Greater Victoria Public Library accepts gifts of books and other materials which enhance our collections. Gifts that match our needs may be added to the collection, subject to the same criteria for selection as purchased materials. Donations not added to the collection may be sold in book sales with the proceeds going to purchase needed items for the library.

We Can Use

Items in excellent condition as follows:

  • Books, CDs, DVDs and video games of current interest (up to 3 years old)
  • Recently published magazines (up to 2 years old)
  • French and world languages – popular fiction & non-fiction (published in the last 3 years)
  • Books on the local history of Victoria and lower Vancouver Island (no matter when published)

Where and how to donate


We cannot accept

Mouldy, yellowed, underlined material and other items as follows:

  • Encyclopedias, textbooks or National Geographic magazines
  • Cassettes or videos
  • CDs, DVDs or video games copied from originals
  • Materials downloaded from the Internet