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Agency Information

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Donations ; Sale of Goods - new or used materials collected

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Suggested organizations to donate books in good condition to: 
Amity Goodwill

Oakville Goodwill Value Centre
Oakville Goodwill Donation Centre

  • hardcover and paperback novels in good condition

Textbooks for Change

  • accept university and college textbooks published in the last 15 years
  • to drop off at the Goodwill Value Centre on Speers Road in Oakville separate them from other donated items and deposit in box
  • drop box also located at Sheridan College Library
  • no magazines, National Geographic or encyclopedias

Animal Aid Foundation

  • accepts new and gently used books, CDs, DVDs, LPs, sheet music, rare books, comic books
  • call 289-814-3048 to get the Oakville address and arrange a time for the drop off

The Canadian School Book Exchange

  • if books are not sent to a school in Canada or elsewhere, CSBE will recycle the remaining books and donate the recycling proceeds to reputable charitable organizations
  • accepts textbooks, library books, encyclopedias and magazines  

IODE Opportunity Shop

  • will accept small quantities
  • no academic or technical books
  • call ahead to verify what they can accept 

Little Free Library

  • for locations and contact information see World Map on website
  • “take a book, return a book” free book exchange
  • accepts hardcover and paperbacks in good condition

Oakville & Milton Humane Society, Barkin' Bin Thrift Store

  • do not accept magazines, textbooks or National Geographic

Salvation Army Thrift Store

  • do not accept textbooks

Salvation Army Regional Distribution and Recycling Centre

  • no magazines, text or technical books

Second Life Books

  • offer a free pickup service for any type of books regardless of their age
  • pickup is available throughout the Greater Toronto area including Halton Region and can be booked online 

To recycle, place books in your Blue Box

Hours Vary by location
Areas Served Oakville
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Contact specific organization for information
Languages English
Fees None

Site Information

Located In Community Oakville
Physical Access Unknown - varies by location

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