Gifts & Donations

The Duke Medical Center Library gladly accepts donations that will help strengthen our collections, services, and general resources.

It is very easy to Make a Gift to the Library! Enter your amount, select "Or choose an area" and then choose "Still can’t find your designation of choice?" You may enter a search for Medical Center Library or the Medical Center Archives and press Next to continue the donation.

Monetary gifts are used to purchase materials and support services and special projects.

The Library & Archives will also accept gifts of:

  • Books and journals
  • Audiovisual and multimedia programs
  • Artifacts (stamps, book plates, instruments) relating to medicine or Duke University
  • Manuscripts and papers of key figures in health care and medicine at Duke University

If you are not sure whether your gift fits one of the categories above, we will be glad to discuss it with you to determine if it is within our scope of Library or Archives collections.

We will provide a general letter of acknowledgement for tax purposes. Per IRS policies, we are unable to provide appraisal services to obtain monetary value of donations. However, we are happy to refer donors to professional appraisers in the area, upon request.

We can accept donations on site, but if you are donating several boxes of materials, please call ahead so that we can give you directions to our loading dock and provide book trucks for your materials. In addition, we may be able to pick up materials from donors with prior notice.

General Gift Informaion
Emma Cryer Heet
Associate Director, Collection Services
919.660.1140

Monetary Donations
Pat Thibodeau
Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives
919.660.1150

Archival and Duke-related Materials
Russell Koonts
Director of Medical Archives
and Digital Initiatives
919.383.2653