The Waidner-Spahr Library appreciates financial and in-kind gifts that support our mission and are in keeping with the guidelines on this page. Please review carefully, as our guidelines changed in June 2020.
The library accepts donation of NEW copies of books authored by current Dickinson faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
The library does NOT accept donations of other new or used books, journal issues or media.
Exceptions are sometimes made for DVDs and CDs that are appropriate for direct support of the current curriculum, following prior consultation with the Associate Director for Library Resources & Administration.
See the separate section on this page regarding materials that are rare or unique.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial contributions support the purchase of Library materials.
To give by mail, please send a check (made payable to Friends of the Dickinson College Library) to:
Friends of the Library
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896
Email inquiries may be sent to email@example.com.
Prospective donors of rare books, personal papers, photographs, artifacts, or other special materials will be referred to the College Archivist who will evaluate the appropriateness of the gift for addition to the Archives & Special Collections. Since the College Archives is a rich resource for our students as well as for the college community, we welcome publications and personal papers of college alumni and faculty, in addition to material relating to the College's history and the local community. Email inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monetary appraisals and/or appraisal fees for gifts of materials to the Library are the responsibility of the donor. Any donors wishing to receive a gift receipt from the College must provide the Library with an original copy of an appraisal report or receipts of purchase.