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Your donation allows the Library to enhance its services and meet changing community needs. Donations are tax deductible and can be made in your name – or someone else’s name to celebrate a special event or in memoriam. Every donation makes a difference! Here’s how you can help.


Sponsor the purchase of books and other items for the library collection. Every adopted item is identified with a donor plate to recognize your support.

The average costs for library materials are: $60 for unabridged audiobooks; $50 for a magazine subscription; $40 for an adult hardcover book; and $30 for a children’s hardcover book. By contributing one of these amounts, you can help expand our collection in your area of interest. Adopt-a-book contributions are tax deductible.

To adopt a book, simply complete the Adopt-a-book form and mail it to us – or drop it off in person at the library. We appreciate your support!

Designated donations

Designate your gift for specific library services or let us allocate funds towards our greatest need. Funds can be used to upgrade equipment, refurbish branches, purchase new books and specialty collections or expand services and programs in a particular area. Your donation is tax deductible. Please contact the Director, Library Services for more information.

Planned giving

Consider providing a gift to the Library when planning your estate. Planned giving, which can result in important tax savings, is increasingly popular with donors and is an important fundraising tool for the Port Moody Public Library. It is a strategy of gifting through such means as a Will, a Life Insurance policy, an RRSP, an RRIF, a charitable give annually, a charitable remainder of trust, a gift of property made now or a gift of residual interest in property. Different types of donations have different income tax and legal implications for the donor. Please contact the Director, Library Services for more information.

Book and AV donations

Thank you for considering donating to the library.

We will happily accept the following kinds of donations:
•   Books and popular paperbacks published in the last 5 years
•   Recognized classics 
•   Materials about Port Moody
•   Commercially produced CDs and DVDs
•   General interest magazines published in the last year
•   Only items in English and in excellent condition will be accepted.

Donations can be dropped off at the library during our open hours. Due to limited space, we can only accept two small bags or one small box at a time.

Library materials receive a lot of wear and tear, so donations must be in “as new” condition to stand up to the high use they will receive. After careful consideration by staff, your donated materials may be added to the library’s collection, included in our book sales or recycled.

Please note that the library does not evaluate materials for tax receipt purposes.

Last updated: 06/05/2016 10:27:46 AM