There is no charitable registration number on my official donation receipt from the Libraries Foundation: is my receipt valid?

Yes. The New Brunswick Public Libraries Foundation is recognized by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as Her Majesty in right of the Province of the New Brunswick. Therefore, the Libraries Foundation does not need a charitable registration number in order to issue official donation receipts that are valid for income tax purposes.

Even though receipts issued by the Libraries Foundation do not include a charitable registration number, they are still recognized by the CRA and offer the same tax benefits as receipts issued by charities that have a charitable registration number.

If you would like to learn more:

Canada Revenue Agency Guidance: Qualified Donees
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/plcy/cgd/qlfddns-eng.html

Canada Revenue Agency Summary policy CSP-C21: Crown (Agent, Corporation)
http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/chrts-gvng/chrts/plcy/csp/csp-c21-eng.html

The New Brunswick Public Libraries Foundation Act http://laws.gnb.ca/en/showfulldoc/cs/2011-c.195//20130717

 

Can I donate my gently used books?

Yes! For more information, please see our Give Books page.

 

Can I donate new books?

Yes!

You may provide a retail receipt for items you have donated that were purchased in the last 6 months and this information will be taken into consideration when determining the fair market value of the items if they are added to the collection and an official donation receipt is issued.

If you or your organization would like to donate multiple copies of a new book to be made available in multiple libraries in the province, please contact us at nbplf@gnb.ca or by toll-free phone at 1-866-453-3442 to make arrangements.

 

Will I get a receipt for my donation of books?

Official donation receipts will be issued by the New Brunswick Public Libraries Foundation upon request only for items that are added to the collection. To request a receipt, you must fill out a Tax Receipt Request Form when dropping off your donation.

 

Where can I drop off my book donations?

You can drop off your donations at any public library in New Brunswick during regular open hours. If your donation is larger than 2 boxes, please call ahead to make sure that the library has enough storage space to be able to accept your donation at that time.

Unfortunately, we are unable to pick up book donations, or to make visits to evaluate potential donations.

If you or your organization would like to donate multiple copies of a book to be made available in multiple libraries in the province, please contact us at nbplf@gnb.ca or by toll-free phone at 1-866-453-3442 to make arrangements.

 

I’ve dropped off my book donation – when will I receive my receipt in the mail?

Official donation receipts will be issued by the New Brunswick Public Libraries Foundation upon request only for items that are added to the collection. To request a receipt, you must fill out a Tax Receipt Request Form when dropping off your donation.

If none of your donated items are added to the collection then a tax receipt will not be issued.

Due to the large number of donations we receive, it may take 3-5 months for you to receive your receipt in the mail.

 

Can I donate eBooks?

No. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept in-kind donations of eBooks. However, we are happy to accept cash donations for the purchase of new eBooks. Simply select ‘eBooks’ when making your donation.

 

Should I donate to my library or to the NBPLF?

Either way, you will be supporting public libraries in New Brunswick, so thank you!

Every public library in New Brunswick is unique. Some libraries accept cash donations and hold Adopt-a-Book events and book sales, while others do not. Your library will be able to tell you more about how you can support them directly, if you wish to do so.

The Libraries Foundation accepts cash donations in support of collection development for all public libraries in NB. If you give to the Libraries Foundation and ask that your donation go to support your local library then 100% of your donation will be used to purchase more books and other materials at your library. The Province of New Brunswick will also match your donation, effectively doubling the impact of your generosity.

Still not sure where to donate? Ask a staff member at your library or contact the Libraries Foundation at nbplf@gnb.ca or by toll-free phone at 1-866-453-3442.

 

Why should I give to libraries if I already support them with my taxes?

Your donation allows libraries to offer a quality of service that would not be possible with government funding alone. For more reasons, please see our Why Give page.

 

What name should I use in my will?

Thank you for remembering us in your will. The name that you should use in your will to make a bequest is the New Brunswick Public Libraries Foundation.

If you would like more information or suggested wording for your will, please contact our Development Officer, Leah Campbell, at nbplf@gnb.ca or call her toll-free direct line at 1-866-453-3442.

 

Can I support my local library through the Libraries Foundation?

Yes! The Libraries Foundation accepts cash donations in support of collection development for all public libraries in NB. If you give to the Libraries Foundation and ask that your donation go to support your local library then 100% of your donation will be used to purchase more books and other materials at your library.