Donate Books & Materials

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented interruptions in library processes and services. Due to the closure of our physical space and limitations placed on staff access, the library cannot accept donations of physical materials at this time. We will share updates to this policy with the community as the situation changes.

The Library accepts donations of books and other materials selectively, considering research value, available space, and condition of the material, as outlined in our collection policies.

When a donation is made with the Donation Form, the library provides the donor with a letter indicating the numbers of hardcover, paperback, and media items donated. All gifts are reviewed by librarians, who determine what is added, sold, and discarded.

To Donate:

  • List materials for title review if the donation is large.
  • Contact the appropriate subject librarian.
  • Deliver materials to the library by mail or during regular business hours.
  • Complete, sign, and include a Donation Form.

Join Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library program provides for library acquisitions and services. Membership strengthens collections, preserves unique items, and ensures excellent service. Friends who join at the $250 annual level receive on-site access to the Graduate Center Library. Visit our Friends of the Library guide to learn more and join.