The library accepts donations of books and other materials when the items are appropriate additions to the collections. Preferred items are substantive exhibition catalogs, artist monographs, hardcover university press books, and classic titles that are expensive or have gone out of print. Heavily illustrated books are the most desirable. The library may accept extended runs of periodicals that it does not already own. See below for more information.
All donations of books and other materials are accepted as unrestricted gifts, which the library may sell, give-away, or otherwise dispose of at will.
The library does not provide pick up service, and materials must be delivered to either the San Francisco or Oakland campus unless the donation is large enough to require the services of a third-party facilitator.
If requested, an acknowledgement letter and IRS form 8283 NonCharitable Contribution will be sent to the donor. Neither the college nor the library are able to assess the value of in-kind donations. It is recommended that an appraisal be made prior to donating materials if a valuation is needed.
Especially Desirable Materials
- Faculty publications: the library welcomes donations of published work by faculty or faculty work in-print; these will be housed in either the general library collections or in the archive "faculty files"
- Visual documentation of student and faculty work that the college can use without restriction; some format restrictions apply.
- Materials relating to the history of CCAC and CCA. See the CCA/C Archives page for more information.
To donate materials to the library, contact: Janice Woo, Director of Libraries
Monetary Gifts and Artwork
Please address these inquiries to Susan Avila, Vice President of Advancement, 510.594.3784.
The library is happy to add missing periodical issues to its collections; issues we need are listed below. Please contact jscarboro [at] cca [dot] edu (Jennine Scarboro) (510.594.3658) or dsmith [at] cca [dot] edu (Donald Smith) (415.703.9558 ) to make arrangements.
The library also accepts long runs of art and design magazines that it does not already have in its collections. To find out what magazines are already in the CCA Libraries, look in the library catalog.