Some of the most valuable assets of the EWU Libraries and Learning Commons are collections donated by individuals who have spent lifetimes building a body of work. Please note, the EWU Libraries and Learning Commons asks for a monetary donation, if possible, with any body of work donated for processing and digitization to provide preservation and accessibility of the material.
If you have a collection you would like to donate, or have questions about submitting your work to the EWU Archive, please contact Steven Bingo of the University Archives at 509.359.2302 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarly Materials, Book Donations
EWU Libraries and Learning Commons welcomes donation inquiries of scholarly materials.
- We accept relevant, scholarly items in new or very good condition that support our curriculum and are not part of our current collection.
- We are unable to accept newspapers, items in poor or damaged condition, or old textbooks.
- We also do not accept items in outdated formats, like VHS tapes or CD-ROMs.
Please note that gifts are accepted unconditionally; EWU Libraries and Learning Commons reserves the right to determine the disposition of the donated materials. Unwanted materials are sold, donated or recycled. EWU Libraries and Learning Commons is unable to provide donors with appraisals of the gifts for tax purposes. If a donor requires an appraisal, it is recommended the donor consult an independent appraiser prior to donation, or create a list of titles to check against used book seller inventories for approximate current valuations.
For donation drop-off questions call 509.359.7888.
Please note: inventory lists for large collections are appreciated.