Donation of Materials

The Walla Walla University Library accepts gifts from the public in the form of books and other kinds of information resources. All library acquisitions are made according to the library's collection development policies, which calls for the addition of materials that support the university's curricula.

Materials which meet the policy guidelines are added to the appropriate collection. Duplicates and other materials that the library cannot use are disposed of according to the following priorities:

  1. Sold at a library book sale and the proceeds used to support library projects. These sales are held in the library lobby several times a year as materials are available; or
  2. Donated to another institution or organization.

Periodicals may also be accepted, but many, such as National Geographic and Reader's Digest, cannot be accepted.

In accordance with the donor's wishes, bookplates will be affixed to the items showing the donor's name.

The library cannot legally give donors an estimate of value. However, the library will be happy to provide a letter of receipt and a list of items given.

A deed of gift form must accompany all gifts. Please print and then fill out the form.

If you have any questions, please contact the Library Collection Management Department.


Phone: (509) 527-2242