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Donate to the Library

We appreciate your interest in giving to the Library. You can help the Library through monetary donations or purchasing an item from a librarian-curated list.

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Donate physical items to the Library

Webster University Library only accepts materials from faculty and staff at this time. The Library may decline any gift that falls outside the scope of its collection policies. All gifts accepted become the property of the Library upon receipt. Gifts are not accepted with conditions or restrictions. Materials not added to the collection may be exchanged, disposed of, or given to other libraries. Most materials not added are given to Better World Books which donates profits to literacy partners.

The Library accepts donations of materials in the following categories:  

  • Materials that support the University's curriculum
  • Materials that strengthen and complement the Library's collection
  • Books written by Webster University faculty
  • Titles that will replace missing items 

The Gift Coordinator will evaluate the offer of materials, working with the subject librarians as appropriate. If the value of the gift potentially exceeds $1,000, the Library must have approval from the University’s Gift Acceptance Committee (GAC) prior to acceptance. The GAC may require a title list for the proposed donation prior to their approval.  


Acknowledgment of gift for the Library

The Library acknowledges gifts with a letter indicating the number and format of items added to the collection or transferred to an exchange or reselling partner.  
If you would like to donate to the library, please contact Heidi Vix at 314-246-6951 or heidivix29@webster.edu.


Other options for donating materials

Consider donating to Better World Books. Drop-off locations are all around the metro area. Donated books are sold online to help raise funds for non-profit literacy organizations for teaching kids, supporting families, building schools and filling libraries. 

Donate to the Archives

For all donations and transfers, please contact the University Archivist in advance.

Donors such as alumni or members of the general public with historical materials for the Archives will be required to sign a Deed of Gift Form.

If the value of the gift potentially exceeds $1,000, the University Archivist must have approval from the University’s Gift Acceptance Committee prior to acceptance. Webster University Archives does not provide appraisal services.

University records transferred from an office or department do not require a signed Deed of Gift Form but must be approved in advance by the University Archivist.

For detailed information about how to donate and what kind of materials we accept, please visit the donation page on the University Archives website:


Acknowledgment of gift

The University Archives acknowledges gifts with a letter indicating the number and format of items added to the collection or transferred to an exchange or reselling partner.