Give to the Library
IIT Libraries are dedicated to communicating and conserving knowledge in order to enrich the capacity of individuals to think, learn, act, and lead. Contributions to the IIT Libraries give you the opportunity to participate directly in the libraries' mission.
The library welcomes the donation of all types of materials -- books, journals, conference papers, reports, etc. -- subject to the provisions of the library's Collection Development Policy. Donations may be dropped off at the library at any time, although it is highly recommended that those wishing to donate larger collections use the contact form below first.
The decision to accept gifts for addition to the library's collection will be made by the Head of Collection Development & Management and the appropriate subject librarian(s). Large gift collections or gifts of potentially rare or valuable materials will only be accepted after proper consultation has also been made with the Dean of Libraries.
Gifts of manuscripts or archival materials should be referred to the University Archives.
Donation Request Form:
Please enter your contact information and a description of the materials you wish to donate.
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Please be advised:
- Not all donated materials will necessarily be added to the library's collections.
- Any donated items not added to the library's collections may be placed in the library book sale, sold to dealers, shared with other university libraries, or otherwise disposed of.
- Donated items not selected cannot be returned to the donor.
In most circumstances, donors are responsible for transporting gifts to the library. In certain cases, the library will pay for packing and shipping of gift items. These arrangements should be made in advance with the subject librarian or the Head of Collection Development & Management.
Donors wishing to receive a letter of acknowledgment must include their contact information when making a donation. Donated materials may be book-plated at the request of the donor.
Note: Due to IRS rules, the library cannot make monetary appraisals of donated materials. For gifts that require a Deed of Gift, the Dean of Libraries will process these deeds.