Financial Donations

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The Whitby Public Library is a registered charitable organization that gratefully accepts bequests, memorials, individual, business and organization donations.


Your gift helps the Library ensure the continued evolution of services to meet the demands of our changing community. Public libraries are a place of possibilities which have the power to change lives. Donating to the Whitby Public Library helps us make this impact now and for future generations. A donation to your library is also a meaningful way to honour or remember someone special.


Online donations through our secure site will be sent a receipt automatically. For donations made by mail, a tax receipt will be mailed for donations over $20.


For more information, please contact Michelle Frenette, Support Services Manager, at or by phone at 905-668-6531 x2032.


Materials Donations

WPL accepts donations of archival material that meet the selection criteria for the archives collection. Please contact Sarah Ferencz, Archivist at 905-668-6531, extension 2022 or for more information.


Looking to donate your books? Thank you for thinking of us but due to space constraints, we are unable to take donations of books, magazines, or other media at this time.


The following charities may be interested in donations and offer a pickup service. Please contact them first to determine whether they can take your items.

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy 1-877-244-0899
Canadian Diabetes Association 1-800-505-5525

Oshawa Public Libraries accepts donations for their biannual book sale at the McLaughlin Branch, 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa, 905-579-6111.




No one likes to discard a book, but sometimes the condition of the book requires it. Catalogues, magazines, paperback books and phone books may be recycled through the local Blue Box program. For more information on recycling, phone 905-579-5264 or visit the Region’s website.