Give Books

How to Donate Books

International Book Project accepts donations of many types of books. At the moment, we are undergoing a major renovation of our warehouse and office facilities, so we can only take donations on a limited basis. You can donate books by dropping them off on Thursdays, 2pm to 4pm, across the street from the IBP warehouse located at 1440 Delaware Avenue, Lexington, KY 40505.

The limit for donations is 10 boxes per vehicle. Please contact our Operations Manager, Charla Hamilton (, if you are looking to donate more than the 10 box limit.

Types of Books Most Needed

  • Fiction books
  • Children’s library books (picture books and chapter books)
  • English / Grammar
  • Science texts (K-University)
  • Math texts (K-University)
  • Dictionaries (and picture dictionaries)
  • Medical texts
  • Vocational books (plumbing, carpentry, ect.)
  • Encyclopedias newer than 1990
  • Books for native Spanish or French speakers


All donated books must be in excellent condition. Please do not donate books that have:

  • Broken bindings
  • Torn or missing pages
  • Yellowed pages
  • Excessive underlining or highlighting

Due to the nature of our work, we cannot accept

  • Outdated or incomplete encyclopedia sets
  • Religious/Evangelical Books
  • Magazines
  • Workbooks/Prepbooks