Collection offers

holding a rare book

The Library welcomes donation offers for materials that meet the Library's collection development principles

The Library does not usually accept donations of items that are outside of the collection policy or items that are:

  • in poor physical condition,
  • duplicate holdings,
  • superseded editions of textbooks or reference works,
  • issues of journals or magazines.

Please complete the donation of materials form.

Collection offers form

Acceptance of the conditions of donation is required. Please do not deliver any items to the Library prior to submitting your offer. You will be contacted to notify the outcome of your offer within 15 working days.

  • Conditions of acceptance

    • Unless determined to be Special Collections materials, donated material will be integrated into the existing collections, and is subject to the same conditions of use and disposal as those collections. The Library does not accept general donations which have limitations or restrictions on their use or disposal.
    • Donations which are accepted will become the property of the University Library, and may not be claimed back at a later date.
    • The Library does not cover costs of transport, freight or delivery without prior approval.

    For more information please contact the library.