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Donation Policy

The Olin College Library welcomes the donation of materials by authors with an Olin affiliation and materials that support curricula or faculty research and that are compatible with the Library’s collection development goals.

Gifts will be evaluated based on their condition, quality, age, and relevance to the curriculum prior to becoming part of the library’s holdings. Items which were published prior to 2010, are marked personal copies, instructor review copies of textbooks, workbooks, case studies, photocopies, conference proceedings, and items marked with a highlighter or otherwise damaged are examples of items we cannot consider for the collection and therefore cannot accept as a gift.

Donated and accepted items that are not incorporated into the collection will be given to Olin students, sent to another library, sent to a book reseller, or discarded. Please email library@olin.edu if you have items to donate or if you have questions about the Gift/Donation Policy.