How can I donate books or other materials to the library?
Saint Louis University Libraries appreciate, value, and welcome gifts of books, manuscripts, and other library materials that enhance and enrich existing collections as well as support the instructional and research programs of the University. The Libraries will consider all offers of books, manuscripts, or other materials that fall within the Libraries’ collecting policy. Donations will be reviewed by subject specialists in the appropriate field for addition to the collections. The University has benefited greatly from the many generous donations which have contributed to its important research collections. Gifts that support and extend the collecting strengths of the Library’s Collection Development Policy are gratefully received.
Donations that are accepted become the property of the Saint Louis University Libraries. The Libraries reserve the right to determine the retention, location, cataloging treatment, disposition, and other considerations related to the use, maintenance or removal of materials.
Saint Louis University does not provide appraisals, tax or legal advice. Donors should seek independent appraisal, tax and legal advice.
For more information, please contact the Library Administration Office at 314-977-3100.