Donating Books and Other Materials

Rare and Special Collections

If you are interested in donating rare or special collections material to the University Library's Special Collections and Archives, please contact Associate University Librarian Kim Sims. We are eager to discuss donations of manuscripts, ephemera, maps, rare books, and incunabula, or personal papers, as well as funding to offset the cost of cataloging, curating, and preserving them.

Scholarly and Popular Books, Journals, and Other Materials

The University Library generally does not accept book, journal, or other donations for inclusion in the circulating collection, due to a lack of staff time and space for processing gifts. If you would like to donate particularly unique materials that are relevant to the W&L curriculum and that the library does not already own, please contact University Library KT Vaughan to discuss options. 

Book Sale Donations

We accept donations for occasional book sales, which support library programming and purchasing. Please contact University Library KT Vaughan for information about when and how to donate books for the sale. The library will sell, donate, catalog, or otherwise dispose of books and other materials at its discretion. Rockbridge Regional Library (RRL) accepts book donations for their monthly Friends of the Library sales. To donate to RRL, please fill out the form