Gift Submission Form

Guidelines for Donating Materials to the UC San Diego Library

We accept on a selected basis:

  • Books and other research materials
  • Personal research papers
  • Manuscripts and letters
  • Datasets
  • Media (DVD and Blu-Ray)

We do not generally accept:

  • Medical and health sciences materials older than 5 years
  • Outdated textbooks
  • Popular books or reprints
  • Magazines and commonly available journals
  • Vinyl sound recordings
  • Materials already in our collection
  • Materials in poor condition

For these specific formats, please contact:

Alternatives for donating materials UC San Diego Library does not accept:

  • Duplicative research materials may be of interest to SDSU, USD or Cal State San Marcos
  • San Diego Public Library (offers pick-up and drop-off services)
  • Adams Avenue Books (may be interested in selected collections)
  • Better World Books accepts donations and offers a drop box service
  • Charitable donations to Goodwill, Amvets, etc (may offer pick-up services and receipts for tax itemization)