Donating Books to BIS

The Biblioteca Italiana Seattle prides itself on being the only independent community-driven library specializing in Italian language, literature, and history in North America. Our extensive collection, spanning over every imaginable genre and period, is made up entirely of donations and grants. We encourage donation of all relevant media, including but not limited to books, films, tapes, music, microfilm, negatives, and historical materials documenting the Italoamerican experience. Your donation to BIS is more than just a contribution to our catalogue - it provides free access of information to a vast community of students, researchers, genealogists, families, and posterity while remaining an environmentally responsible and eco-friendly alternative to a landfill.

How can I donate to BIS?

Please note that by donating to BIS your are permanently relinquishing your ownership of your donation to BIS without any form of compensation. You can make your donation in the following ways:

By visiting us in person

Donations are accepted during our normal operating hours or by appointment. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are only scheduling appointments for contactless drop-off. Please contact us for more information.

By mail

We accept donations by mail from all over the world. Please send your donation without signature required to our mailing address at:

Biblioteca Italiana Seattle

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13028 First Ave S.,
Burien WA 98168


How can I contribute financially?

Donations and grants help us to cover overhead costs as well as to provide funding for new materials, the preservation and restoration of our collection, library science materials, and access to technology and subscription services for our users. If you are interested in making a contribution, please contact our board of directors directly at

Il Punto! P.O. Box 30674, Seattle, WA 98113

Il Punto is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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