Donate Books

Your donation of books is to the Free Libraries Network, of which TCLP is a member. Your donated books may go to any of the 100+ free libraries we are networked with across India (including TCLP’s libraries). To date thousands of books have been sent to libraries from Kargil to Thiruvananthapuram and from Ahmedabad to Imphal. Your donated books may also be used for fundraising activities like our Great Book Giveaway events where donors are thanked with gifts of books. Please donate your books if you have no objection to their being used in fundraising.

If you are interested in donating NEW BOOKS: You may send us books we need from our Amazon wishlist.

If you are interested in donating USED BOOKS: Please donate only those books that are in mint condition. The energy spent in collecting used books and cataloguing and finally shelving them is justified only if the book is in good condition and with a long life ahead of it.

  • Our greatest need is for children and Young Adult books in Hindi, other Indian languages and English, both fiction and non-fiction. Non fiction books should be relatively recent, i.e. not over 15 years. We also need books for adults in Indian languages & English. 
  • We do not accept workbooks and encyclopaedia sets. Textbooks, test prep books and other higher education books should be within the past three years.
  • TCLP and FLN do not have facilities to pick up books. You can schedule a drop off by emailing Vipin (FLN, Books-For-All program incharge) at or calling on 9650568089. The drop off address is:
    Free Libraries Network-FLN, C/o Vipin, R-74/1, House number 2B, R-Block Khirki Extension, New Delhi - 110017
The Community Library Project
Dharam Bhavan, C-13 Housing Society
South Extension Part -1
New Delhi - 110049
Donations to The Community Library Project are exempt from tax under section 80G of the Income Tax Act. Tax exemption is only valid in India.
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