Four young boys reading books on top of a stone wall during health week at school, New South Wales ca. 1930, nla.obj-162139840
There are many organisations which donate books. Here are a few examples:
- Share-a-book is a program run by the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation, providing new and quality pre-loved books to Indigenous, refugee and marginalised communities in need of resources.
- The Aboriginal Literacy Foundation appreciates all donations of new and used children’s books, which are delivered to Indigenous communities throughout Australia that desperately need help.
- Buk bilong Pikinini (BbP) accepts donations from schools, libraries and individuals for communities and schools in Papua New Guinea.
- Biblionef sends children's books to schools, orphanages etc. in developing countries.
- Book Aid International provides new books to public libraries, schools, refugee camps, hospitals, prisons and universities around the world.
- International Book Project collects, sorts and ships donated books to requests from around the world.
- Australian Books for Children of Africa provides second-hand books to underprivileged schools in rural Africa.
- Books2Africa International donates books to schools, colleges, universities and community libraries in Africa.
- Stanford University Book Donations - Africa lists organisations which donate specifically to libraries and institutions in Africa, as well as elsewhere.
- The Books for Asia program, run by the Asia Foundation, accepts book donations from individuals and companies to a number of countries in the Asian region.
- Bridge to Asia supports higher education in China and Southeast Asia.
- The Library Project works in rural communities in China and Vietnam, donating libraries to schools and providing teacher-librarian training.