Your Donation is Needed!

Donations are essential for the Library to continue to provide quality programs, services, and materials for all ages of Library visitors.

While wages and basic building maintenance is provided by the Township of Athens, we are increasingly challenged to provide quality resources and programming to meet the needs of our community.

Please give as generously as you can because your donation will make a difference for people in our community today.

We can accept etransfer, cash or cheque. Donations over $25 will receive a tax receipt.
Etransfer should be sent to

Click below to print our donation form and mail in or drop off to the library,or complete the form online.

Adopt A Book List

We wanted to give you a list of new books the library would love to have for patrons to read. If you would like to purchase one as a donation, please call or email us for more details. 613-924-2048 or

Other Ways to Give

Memorial Donations

You can honour the memory of a loved one, friend or colleague by making a memorial contribution to the Athens Public Library. Then families will be notified and the donor will receive a tax receipt.

CLICK to download or print a donation form and mail or drop off to  the library.

Donations of Books and other materials

Athens Public Library gratefully accepts new or used books and audio-visual materials. Your library resources are enhanced each year through the addition of many generous donations. We welcome your donations with the understanding that these materials become the property of the library to be used at our discretion. Presently donated items are added to the collection, sold at our annual book sale for fundraising or recycled.

Listed below is our general guidelines concerning donations of used materials for our book sale.

We CAN use…

  • Books,
  • DVDs
  • Juvenile, young adult, adult materials
  • Paperbacks and hardcovers
  • Regular and large print books
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Best-sellers 


Sorry, but we CANNOT use…

  • Moldy, damp or yellowed items
  • Non-fiction with a publication date older than 5 years from current date
  • Textbooks
  • Books with pages missing
  • Books with food or drink stains
  • Condensed novels (i.e. readers digest)
  • Magazines