Donating Materials to the Library

In deciding whether to accept gifts we apply the same criteria as when considering materials for purchase.

If your proposed gift includes multiple titles, please provide us with a list in advance that includes title, author, and imprint information. This allows us to search our holdings to identify which titles may be needed.

Please note:

  • The Library is not able to guarantee that all donated materials will be added to its collections, and it may discard or sell some donated items. We partner with Better World Books through their Library Discards and Donations Program whenever possible. We do not return such items to the donors.
  • The Library acknowledges the extent of the gift in an acknowledgement letter, but does not offer appraisal services for tax purposes.
  • Gifts appraised by an independent appraiser at $500 or greater are reported to the College's Gift Recording Department who will then send the donor a gift receipt.
  • Electronic gift plates require special arrangement. Contact Acquisitions Services for more information.

General Gifts:
Dartmouth College Library
Acquisitions Services – Gifts Program
6025 Baker-Berry Library
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-2563/2593

Special Collection Gifts:

The gift program in the Rauner Special Collections Library is unique. Rauner Library manages rare books, manuscripts, or materials produced by Dartmouth alumni. Please review Rauner Library information on donating materials, and contact a Rauner Library staff member directly for further information:

Rauner Special Collections Library
Phone: (603) 646-2037
Email: Rauner.Special.Collections.Reference@Dartmouth.EDU