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Frequently asked questions about donating to OPL

Why does Oakville Public Library raise funds?

OPL is a registered charity that sustains itself through both public and private funding. Government funding covers our core expenses (i.e. operations, administration, infrastructure and maintenance).

Your gifts make the difference and allow the library to expand its library services and spaces beyond what the operating budgets cover. Donations help fund special programs and collections at OPL. 

Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?

Oakville Public Library is a registered not-for-profit charitable organization and issues receipts for income tax purposes. Donors who give $25 or more will automatically receive receipts. Donors who give less than $25 can receive receipts upon request.

What are the differences between my donation and my taxes?

Tax support from the Town of Oakville funds operations, administration, infrastructure and maintenance at OPL. OPL relies on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, trust funds and civic organizations to provide additional resources that best meet the needs of our diverse and evolving community.

Can I donate used books?

We welcome donations of used materials, provided that they are in good condition. If you would like to donate books or audio-visual materials to the Friends of the Library, please note that we can only sell books and other items that are in good condition. Donations are only accepted during branch open hours. Please see Book Donations for our guidelines.

Questions about making a gift to OPL?

We are here to help you. Please feel free to call or email us with any questions you may have as we always enjoy speaking with those who love libraries and our community! 

Marcus Logan
Fund Development
905-815-2042 ext. 5091

Charitable Registration Number 11924 8169 RR0001


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