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Donate to the library

Thank you for your interest in giving to the library.

Webster University’s Emerson Library welcomes gifts of books, audiovisual and archival materials that support the mission of the library and conform to the subject collection development and general policies of Emerson Library.  Emerson Library reserves the right to review offers of material carefully and to decline gifts that fall outside the scope of its collecting policies. As per the Webster University Development Office, gifts will only be accepted with a valuation and title list. 


All gifts accepted will become the property of Emerson library upon receipt.  Gifts will not be accepted with conditions or restrictions. The library will determine their retention, location, cataloging and processing.  Materials not added to the collection may be exchanged, disposed of, or given to other libraries. Most often, materials not added are given to Better World Books who donates profits to literacy partners. 


For more information, please contact the head of Access Services, Matt Wier, at 314-246-7806.


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