Financial Donations

Western Libraries is the academic commons of Western. We provide the expertise, resources, and spaces to support excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. We welcome the opportunity to share more information about priority initiatives at Western Libraries.

For more information, please visit Western Libraries' Giving page or contact:

Jennifer Robinson
Deputy Chief Librarian
Western University
Phone: (519) 661-2111 ext. 86897

Donations of books and other possible library collections

Archives and Special Collections

Western Archives and Special Collections acquires records of the University, records of individuals and organizations, and rare books, maps, and other special collections that complement the teaching and research needs and interests of the research community at Western and beyond.

If you are interested in donating archival or special collections materials to Western Archives, please contact us by mail, telephone (519 661-4046) or email.

Mailing Address:
Archives and Special Collections, Western University
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 3K7

General Collection

Western Libraries has a rich history of collection development, generously supported by the University. Due to the time, effort, and cost of reviewing large potential donations, processing selected items, and then housing them, the Libraries cannot accept donations of materials for the general collection.

For these reasons, unsolicited donations will not be kept or reviewed by Library staff. Disposal options include the transfer of items to a charitable organization or recycling.

Textbooks published within the past 15 years can be dropped off in several "Textbooks for Change" collection boxes across campus, including in Taylor Library. More information about this program is available at Textbooks for Change. The Business Library supports the "39 Countries Initiative," whose donation box is located in the Ivey Business School.

For more information, please contact