Monetary Donations

Monetary donations to the Law Library help preserve and grow the Law Library's excellent collection, which supports the world-class research and teaching occurring at the University of Iowa. The Law Library is also open to the public, providing important support for Iowa attorneys and members of the public who need access to legal information.

You can make a financial gift in support of the Law Library's work here.

Book and Resource Donations

The Law Library accepts gifts of law and law-related books and materials from faculty, staff, students, alumni, and members of the public.  Due to limitations of space and staff, decisions on whether to add donated items to the collection are based on need and according to the same selection review criteria outlined in the Law Library’s Collection Development Policies.   

The Law Library generally accepts donations with the understanding that no conditions be attached to the donated items. The library will determine the classification, location, and circulation of all items and retains the flexibility to dispose of donated items at any time and in a manner deemed appropriate. 

If you have questions about making a materials donation to the Law Library, please contact Erin McCroskey at