How and what to contribute

Macquarie University Library welcomes financial donations and donations of appropriate teaching, learning and research materials.

The decision on acceptance of materials is made by the Director, Resources and Discovery, following recommendations from the Faculty Librarian for the subject area.

Interested donors should contact the relevant Faculty Librarian for the subject area in the first instance.

Published material

The Library will consider gifts of published material provided they:

  • support the current learning, teaching and research directions of the University
  • do not duplicate material already held
  • are not superseded editions of textbooks, professional texts, reference works or condensed versions
  • do not contain obsolete audio-visual formats
  • do not show signs of mould or significant physical deterioration
  • do not have significant costs associated with their processing or housing in the collection
  • are not required to be maintained as a discrete collection
  • do not have limitations on their use or disposal.

Print journal runs

The Library will consider gifts of print journal runs provided they:

  • are single journal issues that fill gaps in our print collection
  • mitigate access or archiving issues with an existing electronic subscription
  • are specifically recommended to a Faculty Librarian by the relevant department or faculty.

Note: the Library reserves the right to decline or dispose of gifted material. Accepted material becomes the property of the Macquarie University Library and will be managed according to the Library Collection Development Framework and cannot be claimed back at a later date. Unless separate funding is provided to process the material for the collection, these gifted items will be processed only when resources permit.

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Last updated: 10 Mar 2023