The Barrhead Public Library accepts donations of money or library material.

Library Material Donations
Print and audio/visual material must be clean and undamaged. Items are added to the collection based on age, condition, and material relevance. We do not accept textbooks or items that are musty or moldy. Duplicate or outdated items and used magazines will be put in out semi-annual used book sale which is held in the Spring and the Fall.

Due to our lack of storage we ask that any large used material donations be given closer to our Used Book Sale dates. For any questions about when those dates are or when we will be accepting donations watch our news letter or contact the Library 780-674-8519.

The Library Accepts Donations of:

  • Hard-cover books
  • Paperback books
  • DVDs
  • CDs & Audio Books
  • Magazine Subscriptions

The Library Does Not Accept Donations of:

  • Textbooks & Encyclopedias
  • Old Magazines & Periodicals
  • Reader's Digest & Condensed Books
  • Vinyl Records & Tapes
  • Copyright Violation Items
  • Used Items with Highlights or Handwriting on Pages
  • Items with Mold or Mildew

Donated items must be in good to excellent condition. The Librarian reserves the right to accept or discard donated items, or place them in the Used Book Sale to raise money for new materials.

Monetary Donations
Donations can be made to the Library in the form of cash, cheque, or money order, indicating the Barrhead Public Library. Donors may specify if the monies should be dedicated "In Memory Of" a loved one, "In Honour Of" or earmarked for a specific item purchase such as our "Adopt a Magazine" or other library materials. For anyone wishing to donate "In Memory Of" or "In Honour Of" we will ask for some of your information as well as the information of the recipient or recipient's family information so we can send a letter to the family telling them of your donation. All donors giving a minimum of twenty dollars will receive an income tax receipt.

Donations may also be made online at

Operational donations may be used where most needed at the Library.

For any questions or extra information contact the Library at 780-674-8519