Donating to the Library

The Library welcomes donations and accepts gifts of Library materials that will enhance the Library’s existing collection to support the scholarly teaching and research activities of the University.

Condition of acceptance

Donated material will be evaluated for inclusion within the Library collection in accordance with the Collecting Principles Policy.

We accept donations on the understanding that location, cataloguing, retention and preservation are at the discretion of the Library. Donated material becomes the property of Murdoch University.

Donated material will be integrated into existing collections and is subject to the same terms of use as those collections including retention, location, use and disposal.

Donations of significant collections may require completion of a Donation form. Special treatment of significant collections may be considered at the discretion of the Director, Library Services.


Donations of single and small parcels of books are normally received without written acknowledgement. Donations may be acknowledged by letter or by email. Bookplates with the donor’s name may be added to donated items.

Need more assistance?

Please contact the relevant Subject Librarian for further information.