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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For all donations made through Razorpay Payment gateway, you will receive an automated 80G donation receipt along with the confirmation email.
For donations made through other mediums it can take up to a week to send a manual 80G donation receipt.
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
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Your donation of books is to The Community Library Network.
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 C/O Sumit Parewa, B-143 Second Floor, Flat No. 3 Panchsheel Vihar, Sheikh Sarai -1, New Delhi -110017)
Our greatest need is for children's books in Hindi. We also accept books for adults. We are glad to receive books in Hindi, Urdu, English and all regional languages, fiction and non-fiction. Non fiction books should be relatively recent, i.e. not over 15 years. We do not accept workbooks and encyclopaedia sets. Textbooks, test prep books and other higher education books should be within the past three years.
You can arrange to drop off books by contacting Purnima Rao at email@example.com.
To date thousand of books have been sent to libraries from Kargil to Thiruvananthapuram and from Ahmedabad to Imphal. Your donation of books may also be used for fundraising activities like our TCLP's 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.