Answered By: Hannah Krauss
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2022     Views: 1

Musselman Library appreciates the donation of materials to its collections. Please review the information below for specifics about donating different materials. For more details about donating to the library, please visit the Donations Policy page.

Donations to Musselman Library

The library accepts book donations that meet the following criteria: 

  • New or like new condition (no dust, dirt, mold, markings, highlighting, annotations, etc.)
  • Hard cover or “trade” paperbacks only (no mass-market paperbacks)
  • Not already in the library collection in print format
  • Relevant to the current curriculum
  • Appropriate content level for undergraduates
  • English language or language currently taught at the college

We do NOT accept:

  • Textbooks
  • General encyclopedias or reference sets
  • Magazine or journal issues
  • Most media (VHS tapes, DVDs, and CDs, cassettes, etc.)

For more information about donating items to Musselman Library's collections, please contact Kevin Aughinbaugh (

Donations to Special Collections and College Archives

For information about donating rare books, personal papers, photographs, artifacts, or other special materials that belonged to college alumni, faculty, or are related to Gettysburg College's history and local community, please contact Carolyn Sautter (