Each year, the Lifeline Canberra Bookfair recycles up to 1 million books - many to our Bookfairs, many to other charities, and to paper recycling. Your continuing donations keep our telephone-based crisis counselling service going. Thank you.
We accept clean books, comics, magazines and pamphlets, encyclopaedias (pre-1940 or the last 20 years only, please), sheet music, maps and atlases, calendars and postcards, records, CDs, DVDs, talking books, puzzles, board games, computer software and games for current operating systems. Materials in languages other than English are welcome. Please do not bring damaged items.
A3 boxes are also very useful.
Please drop books off at our warehouse at 40 Heffernan St, Mitchell, ACT (02 6241 2901). The warehouse is at the roundabout at the intersection of Heffernan and Brookes Streets, opposite the shopping centre. Entry is via Heffernan Street; drop off is at the back of the carpark. Map
The best times for leaving books at the warehouse, when volunteers will be available to help, are:
- Weekdays 9:30am - 1pm
- Saturdays 10:00am - 4pm
Other Drop-off Points (business hours only)
Please use the drop-off points below or our Warehouse in Mitchell for all donations Map
- Holder - Home Help Service, 27 Mulley Street (up to 4 medium-sized boxes only) Map
- Queanbeyan Library - 6 Rutledge Street, Queanbeyan. By prior arrangement only - call 6285 6239 to arrange to drop off books on Monday to Thursday 2pm-4pm only. Books must be delivered in small boxes.
For pick-ups, call the Lifeline Canberra office on (02) 6247 0655.
Lifeline Canberra can arrange for our driver to come and collect all donations between the hours of 7:30am - 12:00pm. Please call the Lifeline Canberra office on (02) 6247 0655.
Please note that, while we try to accommodate our valued donors as best we can, it is advisable to ring at least 1 week in advance in order to secure the pickup date that you require.