Donate Books

Donation Requirements

The Kelowna Friends of the Library appreciate your donations of books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, and games in GOOD CONDITION.

Buyers at the sales WILL NOT BUY BOOKS IN POOR CONDITION or THAT CONTAIN OUT-OF-DATE INFORMATION.

Please DO NOT leave the following items:

  • Books in poor condition – damaged, torn, yellowed, pen marks, watermarks, highlighter, etc.
  • Textbooks
  • Encyclopaedias
  • Out-of-date books – travel, health, computer, etc.
  • Magazines
  • Reader’s Digest condensed books
  • Videos, cassette tapes, and records

Friends must use a commercial service to recycle unsaleable items at a considerable cost which then reduces our fundraising proceeds. Please note Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) do not accept these items (other than magazines) in residential recycling pick up.

Book Sale Donation Drop-Off Location

We are pleased to advise the details of our new home base:
*NEW* Address: #114 – 2476 Westlake Road, West Kelowna, V1Z 2V2

Directions: Follow Hwy 97 S and turn to the right at Westlake Rd. (it is called Hudson Rd. to the left side of the Hwy). Drive on Westlake to the roundabout. Follow the roundabout to the left onto Stevens Road. Take the first right off Stevens onto McDougall and then the first right into the complex. Follow the parking lot around to the right and then left. Friends location is next to the Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital.

Kelowna Friends of the Library - Westlake Sorting Location

Friends of the Library acknowledges the support of Dr. Moshe Oz (Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital) in providing us with a reduced monthly rental.
Donations: This book-sorting location is open to accept public donations every Friday morning from 9:00 am – 11:30 am (except Friday public holidays & book sale Fridays). Please make sure to read the criteria before bringing books to donate.
There is NO DROP-BOX at the Westlake location. Donations will only be accepted there when volunteers are present on Friday mornings.

Kelowna Book Donation Bin

Address: Okanagan Regional Library Administrative Centre, 1430 K.L.O. Road, Kelowna

We have a book donation bin now located at the Okanagan Regional Library Administrative Centre. Donations can be dropped anytime in the drop-bin next to the building. Small amounts only, please do not leave items/boxes next to bin. Bin is cleared on daily basis, weekdays only. Large amounts/boxes must be taken to our Westlake Road sorting base on Friday mornings.
Friends of the Library - Donation Box

Monetary Donations

The Friends of the Library is not able to receive monetary donations. Instead, invidividuals are asked to make a donation to the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) on behalf of the Friends of the Library. To donate, please visit the ORL Website at www.orl.bc.ca/support-us/donations.