The Libraries welcome gifts of academic materials to augment our collections. These donations are retained at the Libraries’ discretion; generally duplicates are not added. Items are reviewed for addition to the collections and those not added are sent to various organizations for redistribution. Due to the quantity of incoming materials we are unable to return items not added to the Libraries’ collections. Below are guidelines to consider before donating materials.
The following types of materials are accepted for consideration:
- Scholarly books supporting UWM’s curricula or research;
- Musical scores;
- General interest materials.
The following are examples of material generally not accepted by the Libraries:
- Issues of periodicals or journals;
- Newspapers and magazines;
- Books in poor physical condition;
- Marked up books.
CDs, DVDs, and other media may be accepted; please contact us with questions.
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