Mathematics Library Assistance Scheme for Developing Countries

Shipment Support for Donated Books to Libraries in Developing Countries


The IMU- CDC Library Assistance Scheme matches donors of mathematical materials with libraries in universities/research institutions in developing countries where there is a need for mathematical research literature.


CDC offers limited financial support for shipment costs for individual scientists or institutions wishing to donate books in the mathematical sciences to libraries in developing countries.

Potential donors notify IMU of their available donations, which are then (if suitable) listed on this website. Potential recipients can browse the list of available items and apply to the CDC for the materials. If a match is made, the donor will then be notified with instructions on shipping directly to the recipient. Shipments are never made to the CDC. The donor packs the materials (if possible), schedules the pick-up and the international shipping by a suitable shipper, pays the shipping bill, and is reimbursed by the CDC for the shipping costs. 


Materials currently available

When contacting the CDC, indicate the number of the donation you are interested in.



No materials available at the moment.