How You can Donate

What would you like to DONATE? Books, Money, or Time?

See how you can make a difference to someone's education below.

Book Donations

Running out of shelf space? Too many craft, gardening or cookbooks? Planning to regift that coffee table book you don’t like? Biographies you are never reading again? Any textbooks that can be re-used? The Books Team welcomes donations of all types of books for the UQ Alumi Book Fair as well as our Pop Up Sales. 

Donations can be left in the Book Shed, in the car park outside Building 82E (Seddon West, St Lucia Campus), any time of day. For details and directions to our offices, click here.

The newly-opened ‘Book Bunker’ is also available for donations at UQ’s Long Pocket Campus (adjacent to the Banksia loading bay). Please note that the Long Pocket campus is not open outside normal office hours.

Donations of large quantities of books need to be pre-arranged. Please call the Books Team on 07 3365 2263 on Tuesdays or Wednesdays before 12pm to arrange a suitable time.

Tax Deductible Donations

Don’t you love those magic words, ‘tax-deductible’? We are fully self-funding and operate solely on the kindness and dedication of volunteers. We welcome any cash donations no matter how small (or big – we’re not shy). Please click here for our cash donations page. A receipt will be issued for your tax records by email.

Funds raised from Donations, the Book Fair and Pop Up sales goes towards a variety of scholarships, research projects and bursaries. Please click here to see what UQ Alumni offers, where you can help UQ students, researchers and educators.

The newly-opened Long Pocket 'Book Bunker'.

Book Fair and Pop Up Sale Volunteers

If you can’t devote yourself for a long time, you can donate yourself for a good time at the Book Fair or at our Pop Up Sales. Running from one to three days, with preparation up to a week before, we welcome everyone to provide a hand in moving and selling the books during these times.

If you think you have what it takes to become a Books Team Volunteer, please email alumni@alumnifriendsuq.com.

If you are a UQ student, or member of staff, and would like more information about how to be involved as a volunteer at the 2019 Fair, please contact Jane Atkins via email on j.atkins@uq.edu.au no later than 29 March, 2019.  


You can also contact us by post:

Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc.

St Lucia Campus

The University of Queensland QLD 4072

Student Volunteers at the 2017 UQ Alumni Book Fair®. Photograph by Geoff Lawrence.