Donate Used Books Donate Used Books

Friends of TPL help raise funds from book sales Friends of TPL help raise funds from book sales

How to donate used books

Library branches do not accept used book donations, but the two BookEnds book stores run by Friends of TPL volunteers do. Stores are located at the Toronto Reference Library and North York Central Library and funds raised from these stores and special book sales support library programs and services.

Due to space constraints, BookEnds North is NOT currently accepting donations. BookEnds South location continues to accept donations. Please contact Bookends South for details at 416-397-5948 or email


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  |

– BookEnds North is not currently accepting donations. Please contact BookEnds South for details.


  • 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 contact Answerline or call 416-397-5981 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.