Answered By: Rebecca Knight
Last Updated: Jun 21, 2018     Views: 79

The Library selectively accepts gifts of library materials that support the instructional and research programs of the University.

Generally speaking, desirable gift materials include scholarly books that the Library does not already have in the collection, works that fill gaps in the collection, rare books, and primary source material such as archives and correspondence.

The Library will not accept:

  • Titles the Library already owns (check DELCAT Discovery for Library holdings)
  • Materials in poor condition (for example, musty or brittle)
  • Textbooks

Please consult the "Gifts of Library Materials Policy" for more information about what the Library will and will not accept.

Contacts for Gift Offers:

For gifts (excluding rare books), contact:

M. Dina Giambi
Associate University Librarian for Budget and Collections, Office of the Vice Provost
(302) 831-2829 /


For rare books and manuscripts, contact:

Special Collections
(302) 831-2229

There are other libraries and organizations that may accept donations. For options, see the guide: Book Donations