We have all had a bit more time on our hands over the past few months, which probably means you’ve either made your way through your bookshelf, or finally got around to that spring clean you always try to avoid! If you’re not sure where to donate books in Dublin, then we have the ultimate guide for you.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Locations: Multiple
Hours: See Individual Shop
Donation Receipt: No
Website: https://www.svp.ie/what-we-do/shops.aspx

How to Donate

You no longer have an excuse – Society of St. Vincent de Paul has 31 charity shops where you can donate your books and other goods in Dublin alone! Drop them off at your most convenient location and you’re good to go.

Support the largest voluntary charitable organisation in Ireland, who have been dedicated to assisting individuals and families in poverty since 1844.

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Liberty

Location: 28 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9.45am-5:45pm
Donation Receipt: No
Website: http://www.libertyrecycling.ie/

How to Donate

Pop into their charity shop to donate your books to Liberty. You will be served by one of their programme participants, who are looking to gain some experience before going on to work in the retail sector.

The organisation has an interesting set-up: they have created an entire system with the aim of providing rehabilitation and training services to those struggling with drug and/or alcohol addiction. Book donations will be sold in their charity shop, and the income from which will contribute to funding the programme.


Simon

Locations: 57 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2 / 116 Thomas Street, Dublin 8
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:30am-5pm
Donation Receipt: No
Website: https://www.dubsimon.ie/

How to Donate

Simon has two charity shops in Dublin where you can donate your books. They also accept a number of other items if you’re having a clear-out, just check the list on their website.

Dublin Simon Community are a great cause to support, as they aim to provide support through all the stages of homelessness, and they have been for the last 50 years.


The Library of Trinity College Dublin

Location: Booksale Office, Goldsmith Hall, Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Hours: N/A
Donation Receipt: No
Website: https://www.tcd.ie/library/support-library/donating-books.php

How to Donate

We’re talking about your average book here, but if you do have any early printed books or manuscripts lying around, this is also the place to donate them. Further information about the evaluation process is available on their website. Otherwise, books are collected for the Trinity College Dublin Annual Booksale.

Donations of books must be previously arranged by contacting the office via telephone +353 1 8962276 or email [email protected]. You have the option to either post the books (they suggest in boxes no larger than a 12 bottle wine box with your name and contact details enclosed) or delivering them directly to the office yourself if you’re looking for a local book donation location in Dublin.

This is a great way to make room for some new books on your bookshelves, and support the library of the highest-ranked university in Ireland at the same time.

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NCBI (National Council for the Blind of Ireland)

Location: N/A
Hours: N/A
Donation Receipt: No
Website: https://www.retail.ncbi.ie/

How to Donate

If you have any larger household items to donate along with your books, NCBI has already done all of the hard work for you. Fill out their online form, and they will contact you to arrange a collection of your goods at your home address – the perfect service if you have recently purged your bookshelves!

Please note, NCBI only accepts donations of books if you are arranging a collection for a larger household item. More details are available on their website.


Where To Donate Books in Dublin: The SparkNotes

  • Liberty
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • Simon
  • The Library of Trinity College Dublin
  • NCBI

There we are – now you know exactly where to donate books in Dublin! If you haven’t reviewed the contents of your bookshelf for a while, maybe take this as a sign to do so today!