How can I donate a newspaper, periodical, or comic book?

Your thoughtful interest to develop the Library of Congress collections helps ensure our collections remain strong. Thank you – the rich, diverse, and enduring source of knowledge collected is as amazing as the myriad of people who rely on it.

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world and a lot of consideration goes into accepting potential collection donations. Each offer is carefully reviewed by Library staff. We do this to ensure that any item accepted into the Library of Congress collections can be properly cared for while meeting the needs of users. To best meet the needs of users, the Library selectively accepts scholarly and research materials that extend the breadth and depth of our collections.

For the items you wish to donate, please include the following information in the "More Detail/Explanation" section when filling out the "Ask a Specialist" form.

- newspaper/periodical/comic book titles

- dates of issues (volume & issue numbers if possible)

- condition of the issues

- subject area(s) of periodical (science, popular, women’s, etc.)

- historical or significant event(s) featured in newspaper, if any

- contact information (full name, phone number, email, mailing address)


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