Looking For A Library

Last modified on September 24th, 2010

As I mentioned before, I have tons of engineering and science books here, most of which I’m looking to get rid of. I could of course just drop them all off at the library, but I’m aware that some libraries actually give receipts for charitable donations, and I would prefer to use one of those (for obvious tax purposes). Can anyone recommend any library in the Fraser Valley or Greater Vancouver Area that might offer something like that?


One response to “Looking For A Library”

  1. Cecily says:

    Hi Duane, first time commenter, long time reader.

    I’m a librarian (I work at Vancouver Public Library), and depending on how old your books are, most libraries won’t be able to use them. Generally speaking, VPL can’t use books more than two years old (although people still bring them to us). We stopped giving tax receipts to small donors because the staffing required to appraise the materials and prepare the receipt often exceeded the cost of the materials themselves.

    The University of the Fraser Valley library accepts donations, but it seems they have some fairly stringent requirements: http://www.ufv.ca/library/services_policies/donations_guidelines.htm

    The Fraser Valley Regional Library (public) accepts donations, but also does not provide tax receipts: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca/read/support_donations.htm

    I’d recommend contacting the libraries directly to see if they can use the materials. If they can’t, books can be recycled.

    Good luck.

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