Giving to Special Collections

Should you wish to donate books or other materials to the Department of Special Collections, please contact the Curator by email, telephone (608-262-2809 / 608-262-3243), or mail at

Curator of Special Collections
Special Collections
990 Memorial Library
University of Wisconsin
728 State Street
Madison, WI 53706

We can then describe more fully the collection policy of Special Collections and our donation procedures.

See also information about giving to

For more about recent gifts to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries, see the Friends of the Libraries Magazine.

You should consult your own tax advisor about any tax implications of your decision and note that the Department of Special Collections is prohibited by university policy and the Tax Reform Act of 1984 from participating in the direct appraisal of gifts. Your Old Books, produced under the auspices of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Association of College and Research Libraries, provides concise answers to many questions about old, rare, and antiquarian books. About Rare Books contains answers to frequently asked questions of value and appraisal.