Donate Used Books

Friends of TPL help raise funds from books sales

The library is not accepting donations of used books at this time, but BookEnds stores run by Friends of TPL are.

Donated books are sold at BookEnds bookstores, located at the Toronto Reference Library and North York Central Library. Sales from these stores, and funds raised through special book sales throughout the year, help support vital library programs and services.

Book donations are only accepted during BookEnds store hours at the two locations listed above.

Please check for updates and details about when the library will resume accepting book donations.

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

Did you know that more than $2.5 million has been raised by the Friends of TPL through the sale of used books to support TPL?

Your book donations are greatly appreciated, but you can help support the library even more by making a cash donation. Donations are essential and help fund many vital programs, services and spaces at the library.


Visit BookEnds

BookEnds stores are staffed by the Friends of the Toronto Public Library at both locations:

  • BookEnds North – North York Central Library, Concourse Level, 5120 Yonge Street
    HOURS OPEN: Wednesday to Saturday 10 – 4pm,  Friday to 6pm  |

– For a large donation of books, please call  416-395-5810 to make an appointment for drop off during store hours.


  • BookEnds South  – Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
    HOURS OPEN: Wednesday to Friday 12 – 6pm, Saturday to 5pm    |

    • For a large donation of books, please call  416-397-5948 to make an appointment for drop off during store hours.

Materials should be in good condition; age of donated materials is not a factor.


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

The Library is unable to accept materials that do not meet their criteria.  See for more details. Please consider recycling them as another option. For more information, please visit Waste Wizard.