The Law Library will consider gifts of books and other materials, but accepts such gifts only if they conform to the library’s selection guidelines. The Associate Dean and Director of the Law Library or the Chair of the Collection Development Committee, in consultation with appropriate selectors, determine whether to accept a particular gift offer. If you are interested in making a donation, please contact Vicky Coulter.
For archival materials, the Law Library follows the collection/acquisition guidelines set out by UW Archives here. You can see detailed guidelines and details on collections at that link.
The Law Library will consider accepting faculty materials such as correspondence, biographical material, research related records and data, photographs and audio-visual materials, speeches and presentations, etc., as well as records from departmental or university-wide activities. (For full listing, please see the UW Archives link above.) If accepted, this material may be housed at UW Archives, the Law Library or partially digitized as part of the UW Law School Digital Repository at the discretion of library staff.
The library does not assign a monetary value to donated materials. We can, however, provide a letter confirming the contents and condition of the donation.