Deakin University Library is still building its Special Collections of rare research materials, and the Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library, which holds material connected to Alfred Deakin, his life and times.

If you own material that you think will be a worthwhile contribution to these collections, you may wish to donate it to the Library where it will be placed in conditions ensuring its ongoing preservation, thus creating a lasting legacy for future generations.

Cultural Gifts Program

The Library is a registered deductible gift recipient and as such donations can be made to it under the Federal Government's Cultural Gifts Program. The Cultural Gifts Program provides tax incentives to encourage gifts of culturally significant items from private collections to public art galleries, museums, libraries and archives. Donors wishing to use the Cultural Gifts Program must first confirm that the Library is willing to accept the gift for the collection.

Please contact Kristen Thornton, Curator & Librarian (email:, if you have material that you may wish to donate or if you are interested in the Cultural Gifts Program.

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