Book Donation Policy

The NYSID Library gratefully accepts gifts-in-kind of new or used printed materials on a limited basis. Librarians carefully assess all printed material donations based on their adherence to NYSID’s academic and curricular missions and in accordance with the Library’s Collection Development Policy.

If you are interested in making a donation, please send a completed Book Donation Form and a list of books you would like to donate (title and year of publication is sufficient) to the Librarian at mdonabedian(at), or by mail at:

Meg Donabedian
New York School of Interior Design
170 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

  • The Library will contact you about the status of your donation in a timely manner (normally within one week).
  • Please note that the Library cannot assign a value to donations but will acknowledge all gifts or donations from identified donors in the form of a letter, noting the total number of donated items.
  • All donations are accepted with the understanding that they become the Library’s property and as such may be donated, sold, or discarded at the Library’s discretion.
  • Proceeds of the sale of such volumes will be used to benefit the collections.
  • The donor is responsible for the delivery of book donations to the Library. Deliveries should be coordinated in advance for receipt during regular business hours. Unfortunately, NYSID employees are unable to pick up donations off campus.

Typically, the following materials are excluded from consideration:

  • Any books in poor physical condition, including: brittle paper; worn or broken bindings; missing or ripped pages; pen, highlighter or pencil marked pages; damage from water, mold, mildew or insects; or with a musty odor
  • Textbooks and handbooks
  • Periodicals, magazines, newspapers or journals
  • Scattered or single volumes of a multi-volume set
  • Pamphlets
  • Non-print materials: videotapes, DVDs, CDs or tape cassettes
  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Please call Meg Donabedian at 212-452-4174 should you have any questions about the book donation process.

For donations that fall outside of the Library’s collection scope, we recommend contacting Better World Books at 1-800-894-0242.

Thank you for your support of the NYSID Library.


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