The University Library really appreciates it if people offer to donate books and other items to our Collections. Not all offers can be accepted, however, so please do check with us before bringing any items into the Library. Library shelving is very precious space and we need to be very selective about the items we include in our Collections. Please don't be surprised or upset if we politely decline your kind offer.
In the first instance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, we will ask you to provide a list of the items that you have to donate (In the case of books: author, title, edition, publisher and date) Our academic librarians, archives and other staff will then consider these details in relation to these criteria:
If your donations are accepted, the Library does so without obligation and the items will be subject to the same stock management criteria as other items in our Collections. The Library is not able to arrange or pay for transport of donations.
If your donation is in good condition, but is not suitable for the University Library to accept, please consider:
If you require further information you can also contact the Library using the following methods:
Telephone: 023 80 592180
Address: University Library, University of Southampton, University Road, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ.