Make a Donation Online

Donate to help fund diverse and essential Library services and programs. You may donate online at CanadaHelps and select General.

South Shore Public Libraries is a registered charitable organization Our partner, CanadaHelps, processes payments and automatically generates a tax receipt for you when you finish your online donation.

If you’d rather donate in-person, you can do so at any of our libraries. We’ll be sure to take down your information and  a tax receipt will be sent to you by mail.

Get a Limited Edition Academy Card

In addition to the limited edition card, we’re offering the opportunity to have a bookplate recognizing your contribution to your library community inside the front cover of a new book in our collection.

Donate $10 and you’ll receive one limited edition card.
Donate $50 and you’ll receive one bookplate and a card.
Donate $100 and you’ll receive two bookplates and a card.

When you donate online, we’ll mail you a limited-edition card and note of heartfelt thanks. You’ll have to activate your new card at any of our libraries before you can use it.

You can use this card to replace a well-loved library card, or if you choose, keep it as a commemoration to our new library location.

Donate Books & Materials

We graciously accept donations of books and materials at South Shore Public Libraries. Items in our collection get a lot of love, so donated items need to be in excellent condition! However, we are unable to use some items. To learn more about donating books, please call 902-543-2548.

Materials we cannot use may be sent to our partner Better World Books (BWB). We receive money from BWB and use that to purchase more new books. BWB uses a portion of their net proceeds to support literacy initiatives and libraries internationally.