Donate & Support

  Donating to the Thunder Bay Public Library is easy!  Just click on the Donate Now image below:


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The Thunder Bay Public Library gratefully accepts donations in order to add new materials to your library collections and to support our programming for children, families and youth.  You may choose to donate to the Community Partners program (an annual, individual giving program) the Memorial Fund, which honours friends or loved ones who have passed away - or our In Honour program, which celebrates milestones like birthdays, anniversaries or special occasions.

At the Thunder Bay Public Library, we believe that doors are opened when opportunities are available for people to discover all the possibilities found in the expression of ideas.
By supporting the library, you are making a difference every day in the lives of people in this community.

There are many ways that you can make a difference at your public library:

Please click on a link above for more information about programs that support your library.

Click on the Donate Now button to make a secure on-line donation to the Thunder Bay Public Library.  

Thank you for your support!

Community Partners

All it takes is one word, one book, one article to make a difference in the life of a child, a teen or an adult!

Last year, Community Partner donations from 375+ library supporters totalled over $35,000.  These funds purchased hundreds and hundreds of new and wonderful materials for the education and enjoyment of the whole community.

Are you interested in more information, or in making a donation to your library?  Click on the link below to make a secure, online donation to your Thunder Bay Public Library.

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    Memorial Donations

    The Thunder Bay Public Library established a formalized Memorial Program in 1996.  Donors to this fund have chosen to make donations to the Library in memory of friends or relatives who were loyal library users or who simply loved books or reading.

    The Library uses memorial donations, along with other individual donations, to add books and other materials to the collection.  Memorial donations are acknowledged by recognition inside books or other materials.  There are also plaques at the Brodie and Waverley Libraries.  These plaques will be augmented in 2022 with an electronic board which will be at all library locations  (These Boards are out-of-date because we have run out of room to place more names and we apologize for this and are working to rectify the situation).

    Should you wish to recognize a friend or loved one through a memorial donation, pick up a memorial fund envelope at any Community Hub of the Thunder Bay Public Library.  You may also choose to make a secure on-line donation by clicking on the Donate Now button. 

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    Honour With Books Donations

    Honour with Books is a new and distinctive way to honour someone who has made a difference in your life.  Celebrate milestones like birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and other special occasions and help the Library build its book collection at the same time!

    Pick up a donation form at any library location, or donate online now and designate your donation to Honour with Books.

     Donation of Books

    The Thunder Bay Public Library accepts donations of materials at all locations.

    Please follow the guidelines below in making your donation:

    Pick up of materials is not possible.

    All donated material automatically becomes the property of the Thunder Bay Public Library.

    The Library reserves the right to dispose of donated material in the most appropriate manner.

    Books and other material are added to the collection at the discretion of the selectors, according to the selection criteria established in the Thunder Bay Public Library's Material Selection Policy.

    Material must be in good condition with cover and all pages intact. Material may be refused for addition to the library collection because of age, condition, duplication of title or subject matter.

    These items are NOT accepted:

    • newspapers
    • magazines
    • encyclopedias
    • records
    • cassette tapes
    • student text books unless they were published in the last 5 years
    • Reader's Digest and other condensed material