State Library of South Australia

Donating books and other published items

We welcome donation offers for books and other published material if it meets our collecting criteria. Please check the Library catalogue first to see if the items are already held. Where people are not in a position to check the catalogue themselves, the Library would prefer that a list of the books be supplied for checking rather than accept box loads of books which may need to be returned. The list should include author, title, place of publication, publisher, date of publication and edition statement.

We usually don't accept:

  • Photocopies of original publications.
  • Materials that are in poor condition.
  • Materials that are already in the Library's collection.
  • Materials that are more suitable for another collecting institution.

We can help you find other organisations which may be interested in the material. 

Submit a published item offer

Fill in the above online form to submit an offer for published material to be donated to the collection.


Please contact Collection Development on (08) 8207 7250 or email us

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