Donate to Us

We need your support and contribution in fulfilling our mission of expanding access to books and promoting thinking through reading. We are working towards sustaining and building more libraries that are free and open to all, in Delhi and beyond. This not only requires commitment from our volunteers and collaborators, but also monetary contribution to run and maintain the libraries, by recruiting staff, buying books and running our programmes.

We welcome donations in any amount, but your pledge to become an annual donor will free us up from fundraising so that we can do what we do best - putting books in the hands of people!

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Receipt Date

The receipt will reflect the date that the donation is deposited by Razorpay into The Community Library Project’s account. It can take up to three working days for your donation to reach TCLP.

If you make a donation in the last week of March, it is possible that the receipt will be dated for the next Financial year. Please take note when planning to claim tax deduction for your donation.

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By Cheque

You can make a cheque in favour of The Community Library Project and courier/mail it to us at:

The Community Library Project
C/O Shaoli Dutta Haldar
Flat 99, Green View Apartments,
Pocket F (DDA SFS Flats)
Sheikh Sarai, Phase 1
New Delhi - 110017

Via Bank Transfer
Account Name : THE COMMUNITY LIBRARY PROJECT
Account Number : 2214620951
IFSC Code: KKBK0000194
Bank and Branch : Kotak Mahindra Bank, C-78, Malviya Nagar, Delhi - 110017

Legal & Financial Information

  • The Community Library Project is a certified Article 64 Charitable Trust with certificate No. IN-DL67330357283378P.
  • The Community Library Project is approved under section 80G(5)(vi) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 vide order no. ITBA/EXM/S/80G/2019-20/1016745360(1) dated 11/07/2019 issued by Income Tax Department, Delhi.
  • The Community Library Project operates 2 Bank Accounts with Yes Bank Ltd., Gurgaon, 1 Current Account with HDFC Bank Ltd, Noida, and 1 Savings Account with Kotak Mahindra, Malviya Nagar..

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.

If you have any queries regarding donations, please do get in touch with us via email - booksforthepeopledelhi@gmail.com



Donate Books

We welcome donations of books. If they are used books, please donate only those 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. If you are interested in donating new books, please reach out to us for a list of books we need. You may also send us books from our Amazon wishlist. (Please note, our address for delivery via Amazon is Bhawna, C 1st, 345, Street No. 6, Near Tinu Public School, Sangam Vihar, Dr. Ambedkar Nagar, New Delhi 110062)

Our greatest need is for children's books in Hindi. We also accept books for adults. We are glad to receive Hindi, Urdu and English books, fiction and non-fiction. Non fiction books should be relatively recent, i.e. not outdated. We do not accept textbooks, workbooks and encyclopaedia sets.

You can arrange to drop off books in Delhi by contacting Mridula at mridulakoshy@gmail.com and in Gurgaon by reaching out to Shubha at shubhabahl@yahoo.co.uk.

Donated children's books will be used in our library or sent elsewhere in the country to other free libraries that are part of the library movement. To date we have sent thousand of books to libraries from Kargil to Thiruvananthapuram and from Ahmedabad to Imphal. Your donation of books for adults may find their way to our or other libraries. They may also be used for fundraising activities like our Our Great Book Giveaway events where donors are thanked with gifts of books. Please donate your books to us if you have no objection to their being used in fundraising.

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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