Join us in our mission



Would you consider supporting AHL through giving financially to us? Scroll down to find out how to give to us, and where your money will go! Thank you for your support!

Volunteer your time


Your time and talents are invaluable, and we do not take them for granted at AHL. We need your fundraising, communications, and administration skills. Get in touch to find out more!

Help build Resource Centres


Our libraries desperately need bigger and more permanent spaces! Can you help us build educational Resource Centres at Makeni and Bo hospitals? 

Twin a library


Can you twin with a new or existing hospital library supported by AHL? We are looking for libraries to develop these relationships with. Please get in touch if you're interested!

Donate books


Do you have relevant and up-to-date books, or other educational resources, you could donate to the libraries? Or do you have access to these resources? Get in touch with us!

Fundraise for us


Are you looking for a charity to support through a fundraising effort? Why not consider AHL? We would love to hear about your plans and see if we can join together!

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How we use our resources


Some books are directly donated to AHL. Others are bought by AHL for the libraries. Costs depend on the book title, and can range between around £6 to even (rarely) up to £90 per book. 

Library consumables

Photocopying and printing costs, paper, card, sellotape, glue, mobile phone credit for the librarian etc.


Around £200 pays a librarian's salary in Sierra Leone for one month.

Shipping and in-country transport

It costs around £20 to ship a box of books from the UK to Sierra Leone. 

Hiring a 4x4 to take books from Freetown to the libraries costs around £47 per day, plus fuel.

Library furniture

A locally-made book shelf costs around £67. We have also spent money on tables, chairs, desks, cupboards, standing fans, etc.

Saving up to build Resource Centres in Makeni and Bo!

We are looking to raise an additional £24,000 to enable us to start building at Makeni and Bo Government Hospitals.

Make a donation

You can donate to AHL using PayPal

If you are a UK taxpayer, please fill out a Gift Aid form below, and email the completed from to:

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Gift Aid

Please email us the completed Gift Aid form below if you are a UK taxpayer:

Gift Aid Declaration_African Hospital Libraries (docx)


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