Gifts of Materials

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As a result of the considerable resources required and costs involved in handling, accessioning, cataloging, storing, and conserving gift materials, Morris Library does not accept unsolicited gifts of materials for the general collection.

The Friends of Morris Library gathers materials for the Honest Abe shelves and its annual book sale. Any items dropped off at Morris Library will be passed on to the Friends for the sales. Any items that show evidence of mold, insect‐ or water‐damage will be discarded immediately because of their potential to damage the library collection.

Please contact Dean John Pollitz at or by calling 618-453-2522 for any questions about donations.

Special Collections Research Center may be interested in materials that are consistent with their collection development policy.