Donated Materials

The Library welcomes donations of books and other library materials.

All gifts become the property of the Bowen Island Public Library, and donations may be added to the collection at the Library’s discretion. Most donations go to our Friends of the Library for inclusion in their mini book sale or their annual BookFest sale. Proceeds from the Friends booksales and fundraising help to support Library collections, programs, and services. Bowen Library does not guarantee the inclusion nor the permanence of a donation in our collection.

Guidelines for Donating Material

We accept materials in excellent condition from the following categories:

New and recently published books and DVDs

We do not accept:

  • Books published more than 10 years ago
  • Magazines
  • National Geographic
  • Textbooks
  • Encyclopedias
  • VHS videocassettes
  • CD Roms
  • Unlicensed copies
  • Most computer books

Drop off information

The Friends of the Library accept donations between September and March. They are unable to accept donations immediately before their booksale and they take a well deserved break from June through August.

Donations can be dropped off at the library during regular open hours between September and March. Please do not leave donations outside the library when we are not open.

Bowen Library thanks you for your donation!