Gifts in Kind

Unique or rare gifts, or donations relevant to the history and/or culture of Oregon including the University of Oregon, should be offered to Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). Because of our stringent collection development criteria and the costs of reviewing, storing, and processing donations, we must decline most offers of gift books for the general collections. The libraries welcome monetary gifts, as these can be used to acquire resources that have been specifically selected by the libraries. We recommend donating your materials to the Eugene Public Library, or to a nearby public library system (Creswell, Cottage Grove, etc). Please note, materials donated to the libraries become university property and, in accordance with UO Surplus Property Disposal Policy (, cannot be returned. 

For more information about donation policies and parameters, please contact:

Damon Campbell
Acquisitions Librarian
Phone: (541) 346-3062

This policy was approved by the Library Executive Team on 01/25/23.