The Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library appreciates those individuals who have donated resources to the  library. The library welcomes donations that support teaching, research, and patient care at Emory.


The Library accepts recently published books which meet the following criteria:
1)      Fall within the scope of the collection (health and life sciences)
2)      Have been published within the last ten years
3)      Are in good condition

The Library also welcomes rare books, and those of historical significance to the health and life sciences.

Please submit a list of potential gift materials to assist in making a decision about your donation.  Send this list to Matt Miller ( in Collection Services.


Since more than 95% of the library’s journal subscriptions are now available online, the Library will no longer accept donations of volumes and/or issues of print journals.

Deed of Gift 

Please complete the Deed of Gift and include it with your donation. Once the deed is signed, the gift becomes the property of the library.

Because of restrictions by the Internal Revenue Service, library staff cannot provide an evaluation or appraisal for tax purposes. Donors requiring appraisals for income tax purposes must obtain these at their own expense from appraisers of their choice prior to donation.


Upon receipt of your gift, with the signed Deed of Gift, you will receive an acknowledgement letter. Items that are added to the collection will appear in the library's online catalog.  If donated materials are determined to be outside the scope of the collection, these materials may be offered to non-profit organizations who distribute medical books to hospitals and libraries throughout the developing world.