Give Books

How to Donate Books

International Book Project accepts donations of many types of books. You can donate books by dropping them off Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm, at the IBP warehouse located at 1440 Delaware Avenue, Lexington, KY 40505.



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  • Outdated or incomplete encyclopedia sets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

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

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