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Donations and Gifts

Donations and Gifts

Archives and Special Collections welcomes gifts and donations of books, archival materials and other items that enhance our collecting strengths or allow us to develop new areas of interest to current or future scholars. We work with potential donors to evaluate the suitability of materials, to establish how they will be incorporated into the Library’s overall collections, and to provide charitable tax receipts.

Some guidelines on gifts to the library may be found here:

Please note

  • Prospective donations should fall within existing collection areas, but we are happy to discuss materials that may be out of the ordinary
  • Donated items should not duplicate materials already held by Libraries and Cultural Resources
  • Materials should be in good physical condition, and should not have been stored in compromising conditions or have been exposed to mold, excessive dust, etc.
  • Libraries and Cultural Resources must be in a position to catalogue, describe, process and maintain the gift-in-kind

If you wish to discuss a possible gift or donation to Archives and Special Collections, please  contact Annie Murray, Head of Archives and Special Collections by email ( or by telephone (403-210-9521).