How can I donate books or journals to University Libraries?


The Libraries are no longer able to accept most donations of books and other material. This change in policy is due to serious space constraints and the high cost of sorting, reviewing and processing donated material.

Please consider one of these other options for passing along your material:

  • your local public library
  • used books stores
  • charitable organizations such as Books for Africa.

If you feel your potential gift is of critical research interest to the Libraries (rare or unique items only), please call 612-624-9064 and leave your name and contact information, along with a description or characterization of the material. You may also send this information to us by e-mail at: or by regular mail to Collection Development and Management, 170 Wilson Library, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455. We will respond as soon as possible.

To learn about other ways you can support the University Libraries, including monetary donations that enable us to enhance our collections and improve our services visit "Giving to the Libraries".

Thank you for your interest in supporting the University of Minnesota Libraries.


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