Donation of Resources
It is exciting to see all of the ways that God continues to provide the resources needed to build the library collection which currently includes over 7000 resources -- and both Czech and English language materials.
Providing books and other materials is a very practical way for individuals and churches (including small groups, individual Sunday School classes, children’s church and VBS) to be involved and invest in a very real and practical way in the ministry and work of the library. If you would like to be involved please contact us.
We hope that the following guidelines will be helpful. Please feel free to contact us with any specific questions.
Please note that ordering new or used books through our website gives us the added bonus of credit being applied to our library account, which then allows us to order additional books and DVDs at reduced or no cost. If you would like to do so please visit our Support page.
Check out our Amazon.com wishlist
- If you want to see our wishlist click the box or link above (right) and go to Amazon.com
- You will see a tab at the top right that says Wishlist and click there to go to master Wishlists.
- Check on the left hand sidebar you will find multiple lists organized according to different categories (ie Children, DVD, Christian, Out of Print Reference, etc) Choose whatever category you might be interested in.
- Select books or DVDs you’d like to purchase for the library and these will be added to your cart for purchase.
- Please note that it is possible to purchase USED books (can be cheaper even including the normal $3.99 postage per book or $2.98 per DVD) but would ask that all books be “Like New” condition – otherwise they often have markings or can be more worn or damaged. All DVDs or other multimedia should be "New" condition and shrink-wrapped in order to avoid the possibility of damage.
- Once you have selected the books you would like to order, please contact us for the stateside shipping address of the next available courier.
Following are two sources of books which provide FREE shipping worldwide and so you can go online order and have things shipped directly to us. If you want to let us purchase books you can also order GIFT CERTIFICATES
The Book Depository
With BetterWorld Books which resells donated books, please note the condition of the book -- we generally find that books which are graded between "Very Good" and "New" meet the standards of inclusion in the library collection -- anything below that is questionable in terms of condition. Thanks.
IMPORTANT Please Note: Due to Czech customs regulations, we can only receive 50 Euro (equivalent $70 USD) in a single shipment without having to pay duty fees.
Used books in good condition, with no markings, which fit the selection guidelines for the library are always welcome.
The Amazon.com Wishlist system can also work well for donation of used books that you may already own and are willing to donate. Just check out the different lists for books you might have and would like to donate
If you would like to donate books not on the wishlists, please contact us with a list of specific titles. We can then make decisions about which would best fit the needs of the library
Once books are purchased the next challenge is to find ways to get things here. Overseas shipping can work but unfortunately is very expensive, having quadrupled in price in recent years.
With many people coming to Prague as tourist (over 6 million per year) and wanting to be good stewards of the financial resources that God has provided, we have found the one of the best options is to use couriers.
If you have contacts or a network of friends who might be willing to serve in this capacity – perhaps a neighbor, someone at church or a co-worker traveling here on business. Would you consider helping us network and create the right connections to further the kingdom work here?
If you do want to send books directly the least expensive option is to use the Flat Rate boxes or envelopes provided by the US Postal Service. Airmail m-bag option is also available at the rate of around $4.00/pound but you must have a minimum of 11 pounds. Please contact us for more specifics.