Donation Policy

Contact

E-mail

914.395.2474

Media Inquiries

How should donations be submitted to us?

Please fill out this form

What do we take?

The Sarah Lawrence College Library only takes:

  • BOOKS (in good condition)
  • DVDs (in good condition)
  • ZINES (in good condition)
  • For information on places to donate items NOT accepted by the Sarah Lawrence Library, please see our Donation Guide

How much of it do we take?

The Sarah Lawrence College Library does not accept donations of more than 50 items per patron.

These items can be all books, all DVDs, all zines or a mix, but the library will not accept more than 50 items altogether, and the library will not accept any other types of material or media.

What happens to your donation?

All donations are processed by Library staff after they are received. Staff review your donation to see if there are any items that should be added to the SLC Library collection.

In the event that a donated item is a duplicate (i.e. SLC Library already owns a copy of that item), or if the item isn’t needed, it will be processed for the annual SLC Book Giveaway.

Any items not taken during the SLC Book Giveaway are processed for Better World Books, and donated to other institutions that need them.

What we won't take

The Sarah Lawrence College will not take:

  • DICTIONARIES
  • ENCYCLOPEDIAS
  • THESAURUSES
  • MOLDY ITEMS
  • DAMAGED/MARKED ITEMS
  • ITEMS WITH WRITING/HIGHLIGHTING
  • PERIODICALS (JOURNALS, MAGAZINES, ETC).
  • INCOMPLETE COLLECTION OF VOLUMES
  • ANY OBSOLETE MEDIA (CDs, CD ROM, VHS, LPs, etc.)
  • For information on places to donate items NOT accepted by the Sarah Lawrence Library, please see our Donation Guide

Things to keep in mind:

It is essential that you schedule a specific date and time to drop off your donation prior to bringing it to the library.

CLICK HERE to return to the donation form to do so.

Library Staff may contact you prior to your scheduled drop-off to confirm your contact information and what kinds of items you’re donating.

Any questions contact Tim via email at fkail@sarahlawrence.edu or phone 914-323-6110.