What Types of Information Resources Can Be Donated?
Procedures for Donating Materials
Library Donation (Gift) Policies
The University of Lethbridge Library welcomes gifts of books and other information resources that complement existing collections and support current teaching, learning and research at the University.
In particular, the Library is interested in gifts of:
The Library is unable to accept all offers of donation due to space and other limitations. The following materials are not normally suitable for donation: textbooks and workbooks; popular books, magazines, and newspapers; inspirational literature; single issues or short runs of periodicals; materials in poor condition; materials requiring outdated technology (e.g. LP’s); duplicates of materials already in the collection.
Before sending any items to the Library, potential donors are asked to discuss their donation with a Library staff member as described below:
Potential donors are required to complete an Offer of Donation form (fillable PDF) for each donation. A copy of this form can also be obtained from a Library service desk or staff member. If the donation being offered is more than 3-4 titles, the Library also requires an itemized list. For books, please include the title, author(s), publisher, edition, and date of publication. Please list journals by their titles and include volumes, issue number(s) and dates. (See title list examples)