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Donations Guidelines

Do you have items you would like to donate to our Libraries? Please read the guidelines before you bring in your donation.

City of Darwin Libraries acceptance of donations is dependent of an item/s suitability to the collections. Criteria for selection include:

  • Books that have been published in the last 12 months and in as-new condition. No textbooks please.
  • Materials that are in demand and in the appropriate format for public library use.
  • DVDs that have been released in the last 5 years and in as-new condition. No pirated DVDs please.
  • Consideration of duplicate material already owned by the Library.

If items meet the criteria, we can accept a donation if given freely without conditions. The Library reserves the right to dispose of such materials if they are not needed, at any time and by any means, including the right to offer them to any other body deemed appropriate, or to recycle them.

If you are unsure if your items are suitable for donation, please contact the Collection Development Librarian prior to bringing in your donation.

Email the Library about a donation

Tax Deductible Gift Donation

City of Darwin Libraries provides the community with vibrant spaces to promote and support their recreational and lifelong learning needs. Donations to the Library Gift Fund will be used in programs that support and develop an enduring love of reading and learning.

General Guidelines

  • City of Darwin Libraries are endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient.
  • Gifts may be cash or bequests.
  • All cash donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
  • GST is not applicable for these donations.
How is the money used?

We provide a broad range of services to the community. These may be directed towards children, older people, students, people from other countries and those with special needs. Literacy and reading, study and information, community and cultural programs, the Young Territory Author Awards, the Kids Reading Oz Choice (KROC) Awards, storytelling for disadvantaged groups and the Books on Wheels Service are just a few of the services we provide.

How to make a donation?

If you would like to make a donation to the Library, cheques should be payable to City of Darwin Libraries and forwarded to GPO Box 84, Darwin NT 0801. You will receive a special receipt to enable you to claim a tax deduction.

Further Information

If you would like more information about the Deductible Gift Recipient Program please contact the library on 08 8930 0216 or email us. Thank you for your support.


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