Gifts in kind policy

UVic Libraries no longer accepts donations of books, journals, or multimedia items to the general circulating collection (Mearns - McPherson Library and the Diana M. Priestly Law Library).

We continue to review and select appropriate titles from book exchange programs.

Special Collections and University Archives still welcome inquiries about potential donations that support the research and teaching needs of the university community.

If you are a faculty member and want to donate your records, please review the Archival Donation Guidelines for Faculty.

Please direct inquiries to or call 250-721-8244.

Other organizations you may wish to consider donating your books to:

  • Local community book drives
  • Local thrift stores
  • Online book donation sites

Page updated November 2023