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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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.
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 : 50200026997804
IFSC Code: HDFC0001592
Bank and Branch : HDFC BANK, Sector 18, Noida 201301 Uttar Pradesh
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
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 Mridula Koshy, A1/67, 2nd Floor, Panchsheel Enclave, New Delhi, 110017 )
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 email@example.com and in Gurgaon by reaching out to Shubha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.