Gifts & Donations

Due to space, cost, and staffing limitations, the library is not currently accepting material donations, including books, films, and music.

Monetary donations are encouraged through the Friends of the Library and directly impact the library’s collections and services. For more information, please contact the Development and Alumni Relations Department at 312-369-7287 or

Exceptions to the above may be made if a potential donation, especially personal papers, is relevant to the collection interests of the College Archives or the Center for Black Music Research. Please contact them directly for additional information.

Additional Information

There are many opportunities to donate books to needy libraries throughout the country. The American Library Association has information on how to participate: