Library Gift Policy

The Hampshire College library welcomes monetary and in-kind gifts of recent material (not older than five years).

Monetary gifts may be directed to a variety of purposes, including purchase of materials for the collection or endowments for continuing support.

Because of severely limited shelf space, the library must be very selective in adding material to the collection. We will consider gifts in all media, but unfortunately are not able to accept all offered material. The subject librarians generally determine the suitability of material based on currency and relevance to the Hampshire curriculum. Please contact one of the librarians for information about donating to the Hampshire College library.

As charitable donations, gifts to the library may constitute a tax deduction for the donor. Internal Revenue Service regulations make it the responsibility of the donor to obtain legal advice on tax deductions, to arrange for appraisals for materials of significant value, and to maintain an inventory of materials donated.