Donate Items to the Library

Carleton University Library will not be accepting gifts-in-kind for our collections until further notice (This includes archival and rare book material).

Carleton Library has temporarily suspended acceptance of donated materials for the general and archival collection. We will evaluate our policies as events continue to evolve. 

We accept donations that support teaching, learning, and research at the University.

h2 How to Donate Items /h2

Before the Library is able to consider gifts of books, we ask donors to prepare a list or inventory of the materials offered, including for each item: author, title, publisher, and date of publication. This allows us to efficiently determine whether the gift is desirable for the Library collection before we commit to accepting.

If you would like to donate books, maps, or other published materials to the Library, please direct all queries to:

Colin Harkness
Gifts Coordinator
colin.harkness@carleton.ca
613-520-2600 x1363

If you would like to donate rare books, archival collections (regardless of medium), manuscript or other unpublished materials, please direct all queries to:

Chris Trainor
Archives and Research Collections
chris.trainor@carleton.ca
613-520-2600 x6030

h3 More information /h3

For full details on what types of material the Library accepts as gifts, as well as information about tax receipts and other general procedures, please consult the gifts policy.

If you would like to make a gift of funds to the Library, please contact our senior development officer, Kylie Patrick. You can also support specific projects and collections at the Library through the Futurefunder.

Content last updated: March 16, 2021