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!

Join our circle of Annual donors.

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Donation Receipt

For all donations made through Razorpay, a receipt will be sent by the payment gateway but can take up to a few weeks.

For donations made through other mediums it can take up to a few weeks to send a manual 80G donation receipt. 

Donate Offline

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 Number : 2214620951 (Savings Account)
IFSC Code: KKBK0000194
Bank and Branch : Kotak Mahindra Bank, C-78, Malviya Nagar, Delhi - 110017
(Note that while making the transfer it may show as Panchsheel Enclave branch due to a technical glitch from the bank, but be assured that your donation will reach our account)

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 -

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 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

(Not for books donation. For books donation see)

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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