Donations & Gifts

Lincoln University Library welcomes donations of relevant, up to date books, text books and journals to support the work of students, academic staff and researchers. Lincoln College and Lincoln University publications and archival materials are of particular interest.

Titles which are not required will be recycled or returned as appropriate.

Memorial Gifts

Donations may be given in memory of a friend or relative, or to mark a special occasion.

Financial Donations

Gifts of money to be used to develop the collection are especially welcome. Donors may suggest the subject area they would like to support.


Donors may decide to support the Library by including it in their estate plans. Bequests can take the form of cash, book collections or other property. Ideally bequests should be discussed with Library, Teaching and Learning at the time of drafting.


When requested, donations are acknowledged with bookplates.  Significant donations may be highlighted in University publications.

Significant collections from donations include:


To discuss a donation or gift please use our Ask Us service.