The collections of the Thorndike Library, including those of the archives and audio-visual collections, focus on the academic and co-curricular needs of our COA community as well as the college’s history. We appreciate any donations that support these collections.

All donations are accepted unconditionally and become the property of the College. Donations that are not kept by the library are either sold or given away. All proceeds are returned to the library for additional purchases.

In general, we consider the following when determining what to add to the collections:

  • Content
  • Condition
  • Whether it is a duplicate copy

Donations are acknowledged by a Gift-In-Kind form, if desired. Please note that the library cannot provide a valuation for any gifts. For additional information or if you are interested in making a donation, please contact