The Footpath Library aims to enrich the quality of life for homeless people, encourage literacy and promote a society that is well informed about homelessness.

Society - Food for the Mind and Soul A Footpath Library Short Film

Enriching lives by giving books

The Footpath Library gives away free books to homeless people living on the street via our mobile services, and through libraries we have installed and stock in hostels, refuges and community organisations in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.

The books are a gift and need not be returned.

 

Who we are

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Founded by Sarah Garnett in 2003, The Footpath Library grew out of sorrow, a simple observation, and the desire to make a difference.

How we help

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The Footpath Library gathers new books from publishers and excellent quality secondhand books from the general public and distributes them to homeless people living… Read more..

How you can help

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There are many ways you can help us bring the gift of reading to homeless people. By contributing to The Footpath Library, you will… Read more..

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Sarah Garnett pitches at The Funding Network event in Sydney

Our Founder was successful in applying to pitch at an event for philanthropists in Sydney on Wednesday 26 October.

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Feature article on the NSWPLA website

The NSW Public Library association welcomes The Footpath Library as an Associate Member. You can read the feature story here (Go to December 2015… Read more..

Promise or Pay campaign for The Footpath Library

To mark National Homelessness Prevention Week (August 3-9), The Footpath Library has teamed up with Promise or Pay to take on the Nice Bucket… Read more..

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