Gifts of Library Materials

Giving to the Libraries

Gifts of Library Materials

Person shelving materialsThank you for your interest in Western Libraries. The Libraries does not accept gifts for the circulating collection, except as outlined in our gift-in-kind policy and noted below. Donations may be accepted by Heritage Resources at the discretion of Heritage Resources personnel.

  • The Libraries may accept single copies of works authored or edited by current students, alumni, or current or retired Western personnel.
  • The Libraries continues to honor existing, formal donor agreements and accepts recurring donations associated with these agreements. Donors unsure whether they meet these parameters should contact the Dean or Director of Collections.
  • All donated materials must be in good condition, free from damage or marking.



For more information, review the FAQ below or contact the Dean of Libraries or Director of Collections.


Gifts FAQs

Why doesn’t the Libraries accept donated materials?

If the Libraries doesn’t accept donated materials, are there other mechanisms for developing library collections?

I’ve donated materials to the Libraries before. How do I know if this counts as an “existing donor agreement”?

What if I would like to drop off a few items?

Who can I contact if I have questions about the Gift Policy?