The OSU-Cascades Library is unable to take donations of printed books, journals and other material. This policy reflects our space limitations, and the high cost of sorting, reviewing and processing donated materials.

Donation Exceptions


The OSU-Cascades Library accepts donations of textbooks which will be used in the current or upcoming school year (preferrably most recent edition). These textbooks are put on course reserve and loaned to OSU-Cascades students. Please visit us in the library (Tykeson 202), or email us at

Special Collections and Archival Materials

Materials that enhance our unique holdings in Special Collections and Archives will continue to be accepted. The OSU Libraries reviews offers of unique or rare books, personal papers and collections in a separate process conducted by faculty in the Special Collections and Archives department of the library. Materials accepted through that process will be made available for use through that department. See their gift guidelines and policies at or contact their office by email at

For additional information, read the OSU Valley Library's Gifts & Donations policy, or contact us at