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OSU Libraries is not able to accept donations of printed books, journals and other materials. This policy reflects the need to repurpose library space to support individual and group study and is a result of the high cost of sorting, reviewing, and processing donated materials. Materials that are left that do not fall within policy exceptions will be sent directly to OSU Surplus.
There are three exceptions to this policy:
Although OSU Libraries does not accept unsolicited or anonymous material donations for the general collection, monetary gifts are always welcome. If you would like to learn more about donating monetary gifts to the OSU Libraries, please visit the Giving to OSU Libraries webpage.
If you are interested in donating your textbooks and other course materials, consider contacting the OSU Basic Needs Center (formerly Human Services Resource Center).
Another option available to OSU employees and students is to donate books to OSU Surplus Property. Call 541-737-7347 or use their pickup request form.
Check out the links below for donation alternatives for community members unaffiliated with OSU (not an exhaustive list).
This policy was last reviewed March 2022.
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