Donating Materials

Donation Guidelines 

The Daniel J. Evans Library accepts donations of books and other materials that may find a home in one of our collections. Materials donated to the library must be handled at our discretion. The library can only receive materials given without qualification or restriction. While some materials may be placed into the library collection, rare books, or archives, other materials may be sold or otherwise discarded.

While we appreciate all gifts we have a limited capacity when it comes to processing new library materials. For that reason we appreciate that you read and respect these guidelines when considering making a gift or donation of any size. 

Qualifications for Donations

What is the Condition of your item(s)?

We accept materials that are in new or "like new" condition. We accept donations to the library that are free from mold, mildew, moisture or strong odors, and free from highlights or other markings. Any materials we receive that do not meet these conditions will be discarded.

Some exception may be made for unique materials that are of historical value to Evergreen for collection in the Archives. If you believe your materials apply, please contact our Archivist to discuss your donation ahead of time.

Liza Harrell-Edge, Library Archivist and Digital Scholarship Manager
Email: | Phone: (360) 867-6126

Good Condition Items

Smaller donations (one box of items or less) may be brought in and dropped off at the Library's Circulation Desk. Please fill out a Donation Form and include it with the items or ask for a form to fill out during your visit.

For larger donations (anything greater than one box of items), contact:

Ahniwa Ferrari, Associate Dean of Library Operations
Email: | Phone: (360) 867-6288

Ready to Donate?

Please provide the following information in your email or phone message:

  • Condition of the materials
  • Amount of materials you'd like to donate (number of boxes or items)
  • Why these materials are of value to our collection
  • Acknowledgement that we will use our discretion in handling materials once they are in our care, and that this may include selling or discarding items that we are given
  • Preferred contact information so that we may get in touch if we have questions

Please fill out a printed copy of the Donation of Library and Archival Materials Form before you bring your materials into the Library.

Other Ways to Support the Library

The Library welcomes donors who would like to provide monetary gifts or endowments to support ongoing services to our community. If you are interested in providing one-time or ongoing monetary support to our operations or special projects, please reach out to Evergreen's Advancement Office to explore opportunities.

Office of Advancement

Library Dean's Fund

Your gift to this fund provides flexible support to the Daniel J. Evans Library. Through this fund, the Dean is able to host readings and art gallery talks, to expand the library collection, to promote information literacy and media literacy, and to support professional development that keeps our librarians on top of emerging trends in information technology.

Daniel J. Evans Reading Series in the Library

Your gift to this endowed fund will help Evergreen draw nationally recognized authors to give public lectures. The reading series aims to create cross-campus learning opportunities among the disciplines. This fund may also be used for material infrastructure to support presentations in the Library.

Center for Creative and Applied Media (CCAM)

Your gift to this endowed fund will ensure access to state-of-the-art technology in our CCAM. This endowment supports future equipment purchases and will ensure the Center remains at the cutting-edge of digital media.