Instructions for Institutions Requesting Books from the Connecticut State Library Offers List

The State Library will donate any items on the Offers List to:

  • public libraries
  • academic or school libraries
  • special libraries
  • law libraries
  • historical societies
  • genealogical societies
  • Connecticut state agencies including state prison libraries
  • any other libraries in Connecticut

We regret that we are unable to offer library materials for personal use. Individuals are not eligible to request books.

Condition of materials

These are ex-library books in used condition. They may have library call number labels and property stamps.

Subject to Availability

Books will be available to eligible Connecticut state agencies and institutions beginning on the Date Posted on a first come, first served basis. Out-of-state libraries may submit requests 30 days after the Date Posted on the Offers List. Books not requested after 60 days of posting will be removed from the Offers List.

To Submit a Request

Please email your selections to

Please include the following contact information in your email:

  • Library name:
  • Mailing address:
  • Contact person:
  • Phone number:
  • Email address:

In your request, please specify one of the following methods of shipping/delivery:

  • DeliverIt or Interdepartmental Mail, as guidelines permit
  • Visit the State Library to pick up the books
  • Shipping charged to your institution
  • An invoice can accompany the shipment for the cost of postage plus a $3.00 handling charge.

Please direct all questions regarding the Connecticut State Library Offers List to

Photo of the Connecticut State Library around 1908 - 1910

Connecticut State Library Offers List

Listed below are the materials recently selected for withdrawal from the Connecticut State Library collection. Many of these are extra copies that we do not need. We offer these books, serials and documents as donations to other Connecticut state agencies and institutions to help them meet their research needs. Before requesting any of these items, please read our Instructions for Requesting Materials from the Connecticut State Library Offers List.