Donating Books & Collections

Donating Libraries and Scholarly Papers

The donated libraries of several scholars make up a large portion of the Center's collection. We welcome donations of book collections relevant to the Renaissance period (c.1400-1700). Our growing archival holdings of scholarly papers are also largely dependent on donation. If you are interested in donating a collection of books or papers on any aspect of the Renaissance period, contact the Curator (dakatz@english.umass.edu ).

Donating Rare Books

Rare book holdings are another sector of our collection that benefit greatly from donation. Even if you don't own any rare books to donate, you can make a financial contribution that we will use for the purchase of rare books. With a donation of $200 or more, we will not only purchase a rare book with your contribution, but we will also send you information about the book and feature your donation in our biannual newsletter. With a donation under $200, we can purchase modern editions and monographs, also very important for the collection. Contact the Curator (dakatz@english.umass.edu ) for more information.

Donating Books

We will consider accepting unsolicited donations of non-rare books unassociated with a larger collection. We will only accept books relevant to the Renaissance period. We will not accept books that we already own.