Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

This listing summarizes agencies serving Oakville which take books in good condition

  • encyclopedias, magazines, National Geographic, or textbooks are not accepted at any location unless noted in description


Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy

  • accepts limited books
  • request a pickup online or call 1-888-238-6327

Second Life Books

  • offers 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 


Friends of the Oakville Public Library

  • 905-815-2042
  • accepts books, CDs, DVDs at the Central library only during branch open hours
  • no textbooks, technical books, encyclopedias, magazines or National Geographic
  • for more information on acceptable donations, visit the website

Amity Goodwill

Textbooks for Change

  • accepts university and college textbooks published in the last 15 years
  • 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

  • accepts textbooks, library books, encyclopedias and magazines  
  • textbooks that are still on the Canadian curriculum will be repaired, and remaining books will be recycled
  • proceeds from recycling will be donated to reputable charitable organizations

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

  • accepts limited books

Salvation Army Thrift Store

  • accepts books

Salvation Army Regional Distribution and Recycling Centre

  • no magazines, text or technical books

To recycle, place books in your Blue Box


Vary by location

Areas Served Oakville
Eligibility No restrictions

Contact specific organization for information

Languages English
Fees None

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Located In Community Oakville
Physical Access Unknown - varies by location

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