Answered By: Francine May
Last Updated: May 08, 2024     Views: 24

Does the library accept donations for the collection?

Mount Royal University Library selectively accepts donations to enhance the main collection, focusing on items that support our academic programs and fill gaps in our holdings. Librarians determine the fate of all donations, which may be discarded if not added to the collection.


What we welcome:

  • Recent Scholarly Works:
    • Recent publications that are not currently part of our collection and support the academic needs of our community
  • Unique Additions:
    • ​​​​​​​Items that fill a void within our existing resources are highly appreciated.

What we do not accept:

  • Items in Poor Condition:
    • ​​​​​​​Items that are damaged
    • Items that have highlighted text or have been written in
  • Specific Types of Materials:
    • Older edition textbooks or review copies of textbooks marked as instructor use only
    • Popular fiction or non-fiction
    • Magazines and newspapers
    • Incomplete sets or duplicates
    • Formats that are no longer relevant, such as CD-ROM or VHS tapes


Get in Touch

If you are considering making a donation or wish to learn more about how your contributions can make a difference, please do not hesitate to contact us at When reaching out regarding potential donations, kindly include detailed information about the items you wish to donate (title, author, year in particular, with edition, ISBN, and condition also being helpful) to facilitate the evaluation process. Small numbers of donations (such as less than 20 items or a small box) that meet the above criterial may be dropped off at the Public Services desk.

Your support is invaluable to us, and we look forward to the opportunity to work together in enhancing the educational resources available at Mount Royal University Library.


Other types of donations to the library.