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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You can use any of the popular UPI-enabled apps, like Google Pay, Phonepe, Paytm, BHIM, etc to scan the QR code below. Upon successful scanning of the QR code, please confirm the name of the payee, Shubha Pal Bahl, who is one of our Trustees.
Alternatively, if the scanning of the above QR code does not work, you can type in the UPI id: Tclp@yesbank in any of the UPI enabled app of your convenience. Please drop an email to email@example.com with the reference number of the donation, so we can send you a receipt of 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
Ramditti J R Narang Deepalaya Learning Center
B 65 Panchsheel Vihar
(behind Triveni Commercial Complex)
Sheikh Sarai Phase 1
New Delhi 110017
Via Bank Transfer
Account Name : THE COMMUNITY LIBRARY PROJECT
Account Number : 000288700000273
IFSC Code: YESB0000002
Bank and Branch : Yes Bank, Fortune Global Arcade, Sikanderpur, Meharauli-Gurgaon Road, Gurgaon 122002
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
You can choose books from our wish list and Amazon will automatically send them to us. We require multiple copies of most of the titles we have listed on the wishlist. This is because we have multiple branches. The list itself will include information of how many copies we need alongside each of the titles. The list also indicates low and high priority books. It is up to you how many titles you wish to donate, how many copies, and of what priority. When you have made your donation, Amazon will share the invoice with you, but not with us. Often the books arrive at our library direct from the publisher/seller and with no indication of who has sent them to us. We would love to thank you and do good record keeping on the donations we receive. Please help us out by sharing the invoice from Amazon at email@example.com
We welcome donations of used books. If they are used books, please donate only those that are in mint condition. The energy spent in collecting used books, cataloging, 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'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 encyclopedia sets. You can arrange to drop off books in Delhi by contacting Mridula at firstname.lastname@example.org and in Gurgaon by reaching out to Shubha at email@example.com.
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 thousands of books to libraries from Kargil to Thiruvananthapuram, Ahmedabad to Imphal. Your donation of books for adults may find their way to ours or other libraries. They 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 to us if you have no objection to their being used in fundraising.