Giving To NYU Libraries

Gifts to NYU Libraries benefit the entire University by helping us provide excellent services and materials to the NYU community.


Friends of Bobst Library

Friends of Bobst Library help provide important resources and services for the academic community at NYU. As a Friend you can participate in many special events with faculty, authors and NYU leadership.

For information on giving levels, benefits and access, click here.
To make a gift to Friends of Bobst Library, click here.

The Fales Library and Special Collections

The Fales Library houses the Fales Collection of rare books in English and American literature, the Downtown Collection, documenting avant-garde New York art and literature, and the Food Studies Collection.

For more information on Fales, visit The Fales Library's Home Page.
To make a gift to Fales Library, click here.

The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

The Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives form a unique, internationally-known research center on labor and the Left. Tamiment's collections and public programs tell the story of organized labor and progressive politics in the United States.

For more information on Tamiment, visit the Tamiment Library's Home Page.
To make a gift to Tamiment, click here.

Donating Books and Materials

The Library welcomes gifts of books and materials that fall within the scope of its collecting activities. Gifts are reviewed with the same criteria as those used for purchasing new material. In both cases the decision is based upon the demands, present and anticipated, of the University's teaching and research programs.

Gifts of materials are accepted by the Libraries with the understanding that once received they are owned by New York University. The Libraries reserve the right to determine their retention, cataloging treatment and other considerations related to their use or disposition. Only the Dean of Libraries or appointed designees may accept books on behalf of the Library.

Generally accepted materials include:

  • Scholarly or rare items with research value that are in good physical condition
  • Serious literary works
  • Manuscripts, letters, and diaries
Materials generally not needed include:
  • Outdated textbooks
  • Popular magazines
  • Paperback editions of current popular fiction
To donate books and materials, contact:
Dr. Michael Stoller
Director of Collections and Research Services
T: 212.998.2566
F: 212.995.4583
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