Gifts in Kind

Donation of Books and Materials

The Libraries’ collections are varied and valuable.  Part of the Libraries’ mission is to maintain a robust, unique, and relevant collection for use by Binghamton University’s faculty, students, staff and alumni. In most cases, offers of gifts in kind will only be considered if they fit within the collecting scope of Special Collections rather than the general library collection.

The Libraries’ Gifts department reviews all potential gifts for uniqueness in relation to the Libraries’ existing collections prior to acceptance. Material reviews are common and can take place on the phone, via email and in person, at your convenience. 

Types of Gifts desired:

  • Primary sources, such as relevant archival and manuscript materials, photographs, architectural plans, and audio-visual recordings.
  • Rare books and printed matter
  • Significant historical items and collections related to Binghamton University and its precursors
  • Locally significant collections and materials, documenting people, groups, events, businesses, and communities of the Triple Cities and the Southern Tier.
  • Unique and scarce material relating to the long 1960s (1960-1975)

Gifted collections become the property of the University Libraries and as such, the Libraries reserve the right to determine retention, location, circulation, and all other considerations relating to use or disposition.

For more information about donating materials to the Libraries, contact:

If you are interested in providing a financial gift to the Libraries, see Giving to the Libraries.