In-kind Donations

The Louisiana Research Collection (LaRC) welcomes a wide variety of book and archival donations. For more information on what we acquire, please see our page on what we need.

You may also purchase something for LaRC.

For example, if you wish to remember a friend who has a special interest in Louisiana, we can select something in the price range you specify. This saves you the trouble of selecting an item and ensures that your donation will not duplicate something we already have. We will be happy to discuss a selection with you.

Please Do Not Donate:
  • Severely Damaged or Heavily Underlined Books
  • Current Newspapers (except on specialized topics)
  • Inspirational Literature
  • Old Textbooks, particularly in the sciences
  • laboratory and repair manuals
  • most artifacts (objects)
  • workbooks
  • photocopies

Please note:

Gifts not appropriate for our collection can still benefit LaRC. For example, we can sell duplicate books and use the money to purchase books we do need, or we can exchange books with another library or vendor. In this way, even gifts we cannot use directly are still helpful and appreciated.