University Libraries

Collection Management & Acquisitions


New Books and Media at the University Libraries

Click here to browse lists of books and media recently added to the Libraries' collections.

Purchase suggestions

We welcome and encourage suggestions from our users to purchase new titles for the Libraries' collections. Click here to submit a purchase recommendation to the Collection Services Department. You may also direct your purchase request to the appropriate librarian liaison for a particular college, department, or subject area--see below. To request materials for the Law Library, please contact the Law Library Director.

Library Liaisons & Department Representatives

All of the University of Toledo librarians serve as liaisons to one or more colleges, departments, and/or programs.  They work together and with their constituent user groups to identify and retain scholarly resources that enhance the Libraries’ collections and support the curricular and research needs of the University community.  They welcome all purchase recommendations as well as the opportunity to discuss any collection issues.  Click here to view the current liaison list and corresponding contact information.

Donating Materials to the University Libraries

Due to limited space, The University of Toledo Libraries no longer accepts most donations of physical materials for our collections.

Only items produced by local authors, books on local history, or books that directly support the University's current teaching and research needs will be considered for acceptance. Books in poor physical condition (for example: missing pages, mold, etc.), used textbooks, print journals, popular magazines, and media items such as CDs and DVDs will not be accepted.

Potential donors with items that appear to meet our acceptance criteria should complete the Libraries' donation information form. One of our subject specialists will review the submitted form and subsequently respond. Approved donations must be dropped off or shipped by the donor. We reserve the right to refuse all unsolicited donations.

All donated materials become property of The University of Toledo Libraries. At our discretion, they may be added to the collection, sold, or discarded.

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library is currently accepting donations of used books and other materials.  Please check here for additional information.

Updated: September 13, 2021

Last Updated: 9/16/21