Each year, Lifeline Canberra recycles up to 1 million books — many to our Bookfairs, Book Lovers Lane Store plus many to other charities, and to paper recycling.
Your continuing donations help keep our Telephone Crisis Support Service 13 11 14 available to the community.
We accept all clean books (except Readers Digest Condensed books), comics, magazines (from the last five years) and pamphlets, encyclopedias (pre-1940 or the last 20 years only), sheet music, maps and atlases, calendars and postcards, stamps and trading cards, records, CDs, DVDs, talking books, puzzles, board games and models, collectable card games, war gaming and miniatures, computer software and games for current and historic operating systems. Materials in languages other than English are welcome.
We cannot accept cassette tapes, VHS tapes, catalogues and textbooks with highlighting/marking.
Books / items to be packed in boxes no more than 10 kg in weight
If you don’t have boxes please place your books / items in cloth bags
If the books / items are damaged or soiled we are unable to accept them due to the high cost in recycling them
Large Donations / Pick-ups
If you have a large donation from a house could you please call the Lifeline Canberra office on (02) 6171 6300. Lifeline Canberra can arrange for our donations courier to come and collect your donations – which need to be left outside in their boxes/bags easilyaccessible in the driveway. This will ensure the safety of everyone, our donations courier will not be entering your house for collection.
We are asking schools, government agencies etc, to please arrange to have their books dropped off to our Mitchell Warehouse.
If you are feeling unwell and have organised a collection / drop off please be sure to reschedule. The health and safety of our staff and volunteers is essential during this uncertain time.