Donating to the ML/BSSA
Thank you for your interest in donating to the Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives!
Our collections have been built thanks to gifts--both financial and in-kind--from a variety of donors, and we're grateful for that generosity. We especially welcome financial donations because they allow us to fill in specific gaps in our collections that aren't easily covered by annual budgets.
To make a secure gift online to the Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives, please visit our online giving page.
To make gift-in-kind donations to the collections, please contact the Music Library at 419-372-2307 or via email. Because of short staffing during the 2019-2020 academic year, we are accepting very few gifts of materials. During regular times, we are most interested in collections in good condition of popular music recordings, sheet music--both popular and classical--and classical music CDs. We rarely accept classical music on vinyl. Because of the scope of the Bill Schurk Sound Archives, we often find that we have many of the materials that donors wish to contribute; gifts of materials we do not need are placed in free bins for patrons in the Music Library, but we prefer taking in only the materials we need to add to the collection.
Our collection development policies help to provide insight on our specific collecting areas. You may find these on our Policies page.