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Gifts of Materials

Materials for the General Collection

The Libraries are not able to accept gifts or donations for the general collection at this time. Faculty and students interested in making requests or suggestions for purchase may consult the information on ordering library materials.

Materials for Special Collections

If you are considering a gift of materials to Special Collections, please review the Collection Development Strategy prior to contacting the appropriate curator below:

Special Collections Repository Contact Email Phone
College Archives Nanci Young nyoung@smith.edu 413-585-2976
Mortimer Rare
Book Collection
Shannon Supple ssupple@smith.edu 413-585-2907
Sophia Smith
Collection
Maureen Cresci Callahan mcallahan@smith.edu 413-585-2981

Tax Information for Donors

Upon request, Smith College Libraries will provide a written acknowledgment to verify donations. For information about tax treatment of your donation, please consult with a qualified tax professional or the Internal Revenue Service.

To find an appraiser consult one of these resources:

Alternative Destinations for Your Gift

If the Smith College Libraries decline your gift, here are some suggestions for selling or donating your materials: