Q. Does the library accept donated books?


While we do accept donations we do find that at certain times we simply have too many to cope with.

Before you bring your excess books into the library please make sure that they fit the following criteria:

  • In good condition (no brown edges, torn pages or books that have been written in)
  • Are not out-dated (non-fiction books should not have been published more than 5 years ago)
  • Are suitable  for our Global Concerns (remember these children are English as a Second language students so simple picture books are the most useful)

Please do not leave books that don't meet these conditions at or outside the library or in the dropbox. We find it very difficult to dispose of unwanted books.

If your books do meet these conditions please deliver them in person to one of the libraries -- or place in the secondary library's "Return Box" outside the front door of the Kishore Mahbubani Library.

Money donations in appreciation of this service are gratefully accepted, if you are the recipient of any of the free books.  Just pop into the College Cashier and make a donation to the Global Concerns Literacy Fund, which will help us to buy new, appropriate books for other children, e.g., in Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Vietnam.

A list of other places to donate books within Singapore can be found here

Questions?  Contact Ms. Barb in the primary library (bre@uwcsea.edu.sg / 83328072).


  • Last Updated May 14, 2018
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  • Answered By Barbara Reid

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