Library Donations


Thank you for your interest in supporting your local library. While public funding supports libraries, your gift helps us thrive. Donations allow libraries to expand their core services, providing a better experience for everyone.

Libraries connect our community to the world, sparking innovation and supporting growth and access to library resources.

Please review the donation options below. For more information, please don't hesitate to reach out to us by emailing Library Headquarters or calling our Ask a Librarian line at 226-748-8030.

Donate at a Branch

Cash and cheque donations are accepted at any of our Region of Waterloo Library branch locations. Cheques should be made payable to Region of Waterloo Library. Income tax receipts will be issued for donations of $10 or more.

Complete the online donation form and visit your local Region of Waterloo Library branch with your donation. Greeting cards for gifts in memory and honour of a loved one are available for donors. 

Donate by Mail

Complete the online donation form and send your donation by mail. Cheques should be made payable to Region of Waterloo Library.

Completed donation forms may be mailed with your donation to:

Region of Waterloo Library

2017 Nafziger Rd,

Baden, ON

N3A 3H4


Greeting cards for gifts in memory/honour of a loved one will be mailed to donors as indicated on your completed form.

Income tax receipts will be issued for donations of $10 or more.

Donate Online

Make an online donation anytime using a credit card or debit card. Income tax receipts will be issued for donations of $10 or more.

Material and Book Donations  

The resources of the Region of Waterloo Library have been carefully developed by librarians who strive for a balanced, useful collection, which reflects community needs. The Region of Waterloo Library does not accept unsolicited donations of books, magazines, or audiovisual due to limited storage space and increased demands on library staff.

Books donated by local authors or of local historical significance, may be considered and must be accompanied by a signed Region of Waterloo Library Temporary Receipt Form. The form needs to be completed in person at a branch at the time of donation. Whenever possible, the Region of Waterloo Library will offer to purchase books by local authors, in lieu of accepting a donation. Information on registering with local book vendors will be provided to the author.

Alternate Donation Locations

Woolwich Community Centre Thrift Store, 48 Arthur St. South, Elmira, Phone: 519-669-1129

The Mennonite Central Committee Thrift Shop, 59 Church St., Elmira, Phone: 519-669-8475

The New Hamburg Thrift Centre, 41 Heritage Dr., New Hamburg

Canadian Federation of University Women Annual Book Sale - A sale is held late April at the First United Church in Waterloo. If you live or work close to Kitchener-Waterloo, check out Kitchener Public Library's list of local charities, used book stores, and hospitals and nursing homes. Phone: 519-740-5249.



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