The Footpath Library gathers new and excellent quality secondhand books and distributes them to people  experiencing homelessness, through mobile services in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne.  We collaborate with other providers in the homelessness sector such as Orange Sky  and Vinnies Night Patrol, providing a truly unique service – The Footpath Library is the only free mobile library for people experiencing homelessness in Australia.

We maintain a high standard of physical and content quality, only giving books to our clients that we would be happy to give to a friend or relative.

The Footpath Library launched an eLibrary platform in July 2020 as a COVID response.  eBooks and audio Books are available for free to people who like to read on their device.  You can find out more here.

Books help keep people healthy and happy and truly are food for the mind and soul!