About The Footpath Library

The Footpath Library seeks to give quality books to homeless people within our community, encourage the benefits of reading and connection, and change attitudes to homelessness.

With the help of 90+ volunteers we currently we give away around 35,000 new and secondhand books a year, to homeless people living on the street, in hostels and refuges in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne.

We’ve installed over 100 libraries in hostels and community organisations and continue to supply books to these libraries – the books are a gift and are not returned. It’s our aim to open branches in all capital cities in Australia.

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