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Endowment & Trust Fund

Please consider a financial donation to the St. Catharines Public Library. Your donation will support our programs, services, and collection – helping to enrich the lives of children, teens, adults, and seniors.  With your support, we can ensure that the St. Catharines Public Library is a library for all. Please visit our profile here on Canada Helps to make a financial donation.

Honour with Books

The Honour with Books provides a distinctive way to pay tribute to someone who has made a difference in your life - on the occasion of a birthday, an anniversary, or as a memorial. A distinctive book plate will be placed in a new book, acknowledging the individual.

Donor Wall at the Centennial Library - Feathers for the Owl

The Centennial Library Donor wall includes a wall mounted sculpture of an Owl which is part of the Library’s Logo. Name plaques resembling feathers are available for purchase and they are added to the donor wall. 

Donation of Materials

The St. Catharines Public Library recognizes and appreciates that members of the community are interested in donating their gently used items; however, the Library does not accept material donations.

Exceptions may be made for items of local historical significance (e.g. local history books, photographs, postcards).  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

If you are currently looking to donate books or similar materials, you may wish to contact one of following organizations, who do important work in our community and are looking for donations.


St. Catharines

Christian Benefit Shop
254 Grantham Ave. St. Catharines
(905) 682-8944

Goodwill Niagara - Glendale Ave, St.Catharines**
228 Glendale Avenue, St. Catharines
(905) 688-9937

Goodwill Niagara - Welland Ave, St.Catharines**
495 Welland Avenue, St. Catharines

Value Village – St. Catharines
360 Ontario St E., St. Catharines

The Write Book Shop
285 St. Paul St. St. Catharines
(905) 684-8426

Local History Item Donations

St. Catharines Museum***
1932 Welland Canals Pkwy, St. Catharines





West Lincoln Community Care**
2660 Industrial Park Rd West Lincoln
(905) 957-5882

Goodwill Niagara - Niagara St., Welland**
572 Niagara Street, Welland

Goodwill Niagara - Churchill Ave, Welland**
1 Churchill Avenue, Welland

New to Used Thrift Shop**
53 Southworth St. N. Welland
(905) 735-4010

Alphabet Book Shop*
145 Main St. Port Colborne
(905) 834-5323

Goodwill Niagara - West Side Road, Port Colborne**
45-53 West Side Road, Port Colborne

Big Brothers / Big Sisters
4311 Queen St. Niagara Falls
(905) 374-2679

Goodwill Niagara - Morrison St., Niagara Falls**
6777 Morrison Street, Niagara Falls

*These organizations are looking for more specialized book donations.
** Unable to accept textbooks or encyclopedias.
*** Please contact the Museum to determine what local history items are being accepted.

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