Support the Library

We are grateful for your support! There are different ways you can help your library and we accept and appreciate all donations from the community; from financial contributions, to donating your time, to gifts of books for our twice-annual Friends of the Library book sale. Please click below for information on how YOU can be a part of growing our library.

For detailed information regarding the library's charitable status and lists of Registered Charity Information Returns, please visit the Canada Revenue Agency website.

Make a Financial Donation

Your financial donations allow the library to go beyond open doors. With your support we are able to provide programs to all citizens, from birth with Babytime sessions, to Computer and eBook classes for adults and seniors. Your contributions also help us make the library a premier city venue for access to technology (like the donor supported Skylab) and unique public settings (like the Knowledge Garden).

Online: Make a secure, instant donation through PayPal (click the "Donate Now" link above). You do not need to have a PayPal account to make an online donation - just a major credit card. You may make a donation of any amount and will receive an official charitable tax receipt for donations over $20.

In Person: Pick up a donation card at either branch of the library, fill it out, and go to the checkout counter to make your donation. Click here to see what our regular donation cards look like.

By Phone Or Email: Contact Jody at 250-563-9251 ext 122 or jtindill@pgpl.ca to use your Visa to make a financial donation.

By Mail: Please make your cheque payable to The Prince George Public Library and mail it to: The Prince George Public Library Bob Harkins Branch 887 Dominion Street Prince George, BC V2L 5L1

Donate Your Time

The Prince George Public Library is not just a great place to visit, it is also a great place to be involved. As a volunteer you will find opportunities to enhance your life while also providing a valuable service to our community. Listed below are opportunities our volunteers currently fulfill. 

Friends Of The Library: These volunteers help fundraise and advocate for the Prince George Public Library. One of their major accomplishments is hosting the library book sale every year. For more information about the Friends, you can look at their brochure. If you're interested in joining, you may call Margaret Johnston at 250-561-2310 for more information. Always accepting new members!

Home Service Volunteer: These volunteers deliver library materials to the homes of people who cannot visit the library on a regular, continuing basis. Regular volunteers deliver materials for two hours every Thursday beginning at 10:00 am. Alternate volunteers fill in whenever a regular volunteer is not available. For more information or to become a regular or alternate volunteer, please call our Community Outreach Librarian at 250-563-9251 ext 123. Accepting more volunteers for this position.

Tech Tutor Volunteer: These volunteers are technology experts and have a passion to teach others! Patient and friendly, Tech Tutors help our Instructional Librarian deliver technology-focused instruction to the public. If you are interested in becoming a Tech Tutor, please contact our Public Service Librarian at 250-563-9251 ext. 125 or jkozoris@pgpl.ca. Accepting more volunteers for this position.

Teen Summer Reading Program Volunteers: These teen volunteers help staff in the Children's Department run the popular summer reading programs. We are looking for teens who like working with children, helping them with crafts and games! Please check back in May for information on Teen Summer Volunteer recruitment.

Youth Advisory Board: These teen volunteers let the library know what works and what doesn't. If you have opinions on how to make the library more friendly and welcoming to teens, and if you'd like to help us host teen events, this is the place you need to be. All spots currently filled.

Donate Through Planned Giving

Leave a legacy in your will that shows your life-long support of reading and literacy in our community! Your donation through planned giving will carry out your charitable goals and achieve optimal tax savings for you and your family by leaving a legacy for literacy. You may choose to provide a gift by naming the Prince George Public Library in your will or as a beneficiary of your life insurance. You may also choose the library as a recipient of donations in lieu of memorial flowers. To learn more about donating the Prince George Public Library, please contact Jody at 250-563-9251 ext. 122, or by email at jtindill@pgpl.ca.

Donate 'In Honour' of Someone

Your "Honour with Books" donation to the Prince George Public Library represents a continuing benefit for the entire community while helping you honour a loved one in a generous and special way. If you choose this donation option, we will send an honour with books card acknowledging your gift to the library in their honour. The minimum donation is $25; the amount of your donation will not be disclosed. You will receive a thank-you letter and a tax receipt for the donation. A distinctive bookplate with the name of the person being honoured will be placed in a new book for every $25 donated. Unfortunately, we will not be able place your bookplate in a specific book, but you may specify a particular area of the collection or branch, and we'll do our best to acknowledge your donation in that area.

Ways To Make A Donation In Honour Of Someone:

In Person: Pick up an Honour With Books donation card at either branch of the library, fill it out, and go to the checkout counter to make your donation.

By Phone Or Email: Call us to use your Visa to make a donation in honour of someone. We will ensure a bookplate is placed in a new book in honour of the individual you designate. Please contact Jody at 250-563-9251 ext 122 or by email at jtindill@pgplca

Make a Donation of Used Books

The Prince George Public Library accepts donations of good-quality, used books that meet the following criteria: 

  • Books that are in good condition and free of underlining or highlighting
  • Hardcover or soft cover books that are not spiral bound
  • Paperback books no more than 5 years old
  • Medical books no more than 5 years old
  • Computer books no more than 2 years old

Please note that the library does NOT accept the donation of:

  • Magazines
  • Reader's Digest condensed books
  • Encyclopedias
  • Textbooks or workbooks
  • Other libraries' discards