Proceeds from the sale of your donated books help create opportunities and access for thousands of Torontonians.

Over $1 million has been raised through used book sales!

Your book donations are greatly appreciated. You can support the library even more by making a cash donation. Donations are needed to fund the many programs and services that wouldn’t exist with government funding alone.  DONATE NOW.
Drop off books at Book Ends used book stores

Books in good condition, CDs, DVDs, magazines, computer books and text books can be dropped off at the Book Ends used books stores in the Toronto Reference Library and North York Central Library.

Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge St., 1 block north of Bloor St.)
Book donations can be dropped off at the Book Ends bin on the main floor, just past the TD Gallery. If you have many books, go to shipping and receiving on Asquith Ave. (1 block north of Bloor St. east of Yonge), Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Please label your boxes “Book Ends”.

North York Central Library (5120 Yonge St., west side of Yonge Street on the north side of Mel Lastman Square beside the North York Civic Centre)
PLEASE NOTE: Due to disruption caused by construction, North York Central Library is closed for the remainder of 2017.  We anticipate a phased opening in the spring of 2018, starting with services being restored on the first two floors. A re-opening date will be confirmed and announced later this year so stay tuned! The Book Ends will also be closed at this time. During this period, donations can still be made to Book Ends at the Toronto Reference Library.

Drop off books at your neighbourhood branch

You can drop off books, CDs and DVDs at any Toronto Public Library branch. Materials dropped off at branches other than the Toronto Reference Library and North York Central Library must meet the following criteria:

  • Materials must be in very good condition and less than five years old.
  • Only English and French books, CDs and DVDs will be accepted. For books, we prefer popular fiction and nonfiction in hardcover, mass market and trade paperbacks.
  • Other materials like magazines, computer books, textbooks, encyclopedias and multilingual material can’t be accepted.

Boxes of books? Drop them off at either Toronto Reference Library or North York Central Library. (Sorry, we don’t have pick-up service).

Questions? Call 416-393-7123

If you’re donating rare or historical materials, please call Answerline at 416-393-7131 and press 0.