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Donations: Library Policies

Information on library policy and processes relating to book donations

Submit Donation

Unsolicited donations are not accepted.

Use the online form to submit a donation for review.

If your donation is intended for the Library’s Special Collections
email libspc@exeter.ac.uk.

Library Policy

  • The library operates a digital-first collections policy across all campuses.

  • It is not possible to accept all print donations to the Library.

  • Proposed donations are evaluated in line with the Collections Development and Donations policies prior to acceptance.

    • See opposite to view and/or download a copy of these policies.

  • The Library is not able to accept unsolicited donations. Any unsolicited donations which are not relevant to the collections may be sold or otherwise disposed of.

  • Donations become the property of the Library and may be disposed of following collection management reviews at a later date, e.g. if they are superseded by later editions or electronic equivalents or if they no longer meet teaching/research needs. 

  • Please address donations queries via email to library@exeter.ac.uk

For queries regarding donations to the Library’s Special Collections, please direct your enquiry to libspc@exeter.ac.uk.

Student book donations

The library is unable to accept donations of textbooks from students.  

Instead, you could:

• Submit to Blackwell's a list of possible textbooks for resale including ISBN (Number usually on the back cover) to exeter@blackwells.co.uk  If accepted these can then be taken to the Blackwell's Shop in the Great Hall Foyer, University of Exeter, EX4 4PZ.

• Donate your books to the charity Book Cycle located near Exe Bridges at 7 West Street, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1BB. Contact by  email or telephone 01392 420 021

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