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Donating to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Library

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (EPSL) welcomes donations of recently published scholarly materials.  Textbooks are not accepted.

For further information on donating to the University of Maryland Libraries check Guidelines for Making Donations to the UM Libraries.

The Process for Donating Materials to EPSL

When a list of proposed gift titles is received it is checked against the library collection. Items we do not own are routed to the appropriate subject specialist to be considered for addition to the collection.

Gifts are only accepted unconditionally; that is, the Engineering Library reserves the right to determine the disposition of the donated materials. Unwanted materials are generally put on our giveaway table for students to take.  Donors are sent an acknowledgement letter from EPSL.

To discuss making a donation to the Engineering Library please contact Pinar Beygo, (301) 405-9145.

Although the Library can acknowledge receipt of gifts, we cannot provide donors with appraisals of the gifts for tax purposes. If a donor requires an appraisal, we recommend that he or she consult an independent appraiser prior to making the donation, or use a list of the donated titles to check against used book seller inventories for approximate current valuations.

Used Bookseller Sites (for market valuation)