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Donations to our collections

Waverley Library will accept donations of books and other material in excellent or new condition. These items will be evaluated and are either added to our collection, included in our ongoing book sales to raise funds towards library projects and events, or given to other community members through pop-up library’s and the Little Free Libraries located throughout the local government area.

Of special interest are items of historical significance to the Waverley Council area

The library does reserve the right to refuse any donated materials.  Unfortunately we are not able to accept:

  • Materials with damage, yellowed, brittle pages and dirty, dusty items
  • Stained, water damaged, mildewed items
  • Scratched or worn CDs and DVDs
  • Encyclopedias and textbooks
  • Computer books over 2 years old

We appreciate your understanding in this matter and thank you for your generosity

Tax Deductible Donations

  • Waverley Library is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient
  • Most gifts to the library may be claimed as tax deductions
  • Gifts may be cash, property, cultural gifts or bequests eg: significant collections of books or historical photographs. These gifts can be used by the library.
  • The amount of the deduction will depend on the type of gift. For cash, it is the amount of the gift. For other gifts, valuations (which may also be tax deductible) are required. The general rule is that the amount of the deduction is the average of two or more written valuations made by valuers approved by the Departments of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts. The library can provide a list of approved valuers.
  • All cash donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
  • GST is not applicable to these donations.

If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the Library,.a receipt to will be issued to enable you to claim a tax deduction.

Waverley Library provides a broad range of services for the community. These may be directed towards children, older people, the housebound, students, people from other countries and those with special needs. Literacy and reading, study and information, community and cultural programs, storytelling for disadvantaged groups and a Home Library Service are just a few of the services provided.

If you would like more information about the Deductible Gift Recipient Program please contact the library on 9083 8777 or email us:

Thank you for your support

Need more information?Phone: 9083 8777


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