Gifts for the Libraries

In-kind gifts temporarily suspended

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have suspended acceptance of donations of gifts-in-kind of print and archival materials for the Libraries circulating collections, Special Collections, and University Archives.

Please do not bring donations of gifts-in-kind to UVic Libraries or other campus locations. The University is continuing to follow the advice of the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Provincial Health Officer in this rapidly evolving situation.

Thank you for your friendship and support of UVic Libraries.

Special Collections and University Archives (Archival and Manuscript Collections)

If your donation includes archival materials or manuscripts please see the following guidelines:

Archival Donation Guidelines for Faculty and Staff

When you are ready to submit a donation:

1. Read our Gifts Policy (Archival and Manuscript collections).
2. Contact Archives or Special Collections to make drop-off arrangements.
3. Complete the Deed of Gift form.

Donation forms are also available from Archives or Special Collections or by mail upon request.

If your donation includes published materials for Special Collections please follow the instructions listed on our Gifts for the Libraries - Main collections page.

Donations to Special Collections may be accepted if they represent an area of current collections development (e.g. local historical texts or rare editions) and are not already held in the collection.

Contact Information:

Lara Wilson, Director, Special Collections and University Archivist
Telephone: 250-472-4480

McPherson Library
University of Victoria
PO Box 1800 STN CSC
Victoria, BC  V8W 3H5