The Waidner-Spahr Library appreciates financial and in-kind gifts that support our mission. Please review the guidelines on this page regarding: financial contributions, donations of books, and donations of rare and unique materials.
The library accepts donations of books from members of the Dickinson community (faculty, students, staff, alumni, trustees) that meet the following criteria:
We do NOT accept:
Donors should consult in advance with the Associate Director for Library Resources and Administration to discuss proposed gifts of books. Email inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Books must be boxed and delivered to the library at the donor’s expense. The library reserves the right to dispose of any donated books that are not needed for the collection.
Financial contributions support the purchase of Library materials.
Gifts may be made online using Dickinson's giving website. Select The Waidner-Spahr Library from the drop-down list of possible designations.
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.
Upon request, the library will place a bookplate indicating the donor’s name or a brief dedication in the front of a donated book that is accepted for the general collection. A similar note will also appear in the online catalog entry for the book. Dedication wording is subject to the approval of the Associate Director for Library Resources and Administration.