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QA804 Donations Policy

The Library welcomes donations and we are extremely grateful to those who have made donations or bequests to us in the past, thereby greatly enhancing our collections.

It is important to note that due to restrictions of space, storage and staff resources it is not possible for us to accept all donations. We therefore apply the same selection policy to donations as we do to all other acquisitions.

Consideration will be given to the condition and format of donations, as well as overlap with existing stock. Relevance to the teaching and research mission of the University are also important factors. On occasion, regrettably, donations may have to be declined where they do not meet the selection criteria. Donations that do not meet the selection criteria will not be added to stock, and will be:

  • Returned to the donor on request 


  • Donated to Better World Books (which raises money for worldwide literacy initiatives)

If you wish to donate a collection of books, or other materials, to the library please make sure that you complete the Donations Form (Donations Form Leagan Gaeilge also available). If it is a small amount of material, you are welcome to bring it to the Library Steward's Desk at the entrance to the Library.  However, if you have a larger amount of material you wish to donate, we would greatly appreciate it if you could contact us in the first instance at the contact details above.

Please note that a separate policy - QA819 Archival Collections Acquisition Policy governs the donation of Archival material.  Please consult that policy if you wish to make a donation of archival material to the Library.

Hugo Kelly

Kelly, Hugo

Collection Development Librarian
Tel: +353 91493359

Niamh Walsh

Walsh, Niamh

Collection Development Librarian
Tel: +353 91492095