Giving to the Library

Contact Information

Please contact one of the following librarians when planning a donation:

  • Journals & Books
    Tom Lyons, Technical Services / Metadata Librarian
    Phone: 817-735-2466
  • All other materials
    Betty Shankle, Archivist
    Phone: 817-735-2591


  • We accept books, journals, and other materials based on their value to the collections.
  • Due to limited staff and space, we can no longer accept donations of print books and journals without prior review and authorization.
  • Complete a gift policy form (pdf) that describes the gift and transfers ownership. We will provide a letter acknowledging receipt of the gift.
  • We reserve the right to transfer materials to a more appropriate collection or to dispose of materials that do not fall within the scope of the collection.

Memorial Donations

  • Honor the memory of someone through a gift to fund the purchase of a book or journal subscription.
  • A bookplate will be placed in the book noting the person memorialized and the donor.

Arrangements and Transportation

Gifts are usually hand-delivered by the donor. We will help with the logistics of getting materials delivered.