Give To The Library
Donors and benefactors play a significant role in supporting the Library to provide much needed resources for University teaching and research.
When you donate to the University Library you are directly supporting our students and researchers.
Barr Smith Library Appeal
The Barr Smith Library is more than just a place to study – for almost 130 years it has been a place where students and researchers alike have found support and space for quiet reflection, while still being at the very heart of our North Terrace Campus.
When you give to the Barr Smith Library appeal, you are preserving those experiences for generations of students to come.
As outlined in our Development Plan, your financial donation will help us digitise and conserve unique and important items from our collections. It can also help us build new state-of-art facilities to meet the needs of students or provide additional resources to support the development of new courses to benefit both current and future scholars.
Donating books and print items
The Library accepts donations of rare and obscure books and other items in a range of formats that meet the Library's collection development principles. Significant collections of suitable material are welcome and the library is happy to discuss appropriate recognition of these donations (such as custom bookplates).
Rare and valuable items notwithstanding, the Library does not usually accept donations of items that are outside of the collection policy, are already held in the collection, are textbooks or reference works, or are in poor condition.
Download the donation of materials form.
Please note that donated items become the property of the University Library. Items will be integrated into the existing collections and will be subject to the library's collection management processes, which may include disposal should the item no longer fall within the library's collection policy.
For more information please contact the library.
Cultural Gifts Program
The Cultural Gifts Program enables donors to receive a tax deduction for the market value of rare books and other collectible items donated to the University Library. Potential donors are invited to contact the University Librarian to discuss any proposed donation or offer of material under the Cultural Gifts Program.