Resource Clearinghouse

Many ASM members find from time to time that their personal library has outgrown their capacity to store it.  Scientists, institutions, and libraries in developing countries welcome your donation of back issues of journals, books, or functional laboratory equipment.  If you have such valuable resources that you wish to dispose of—either from your personal collection or from your institution—we encourage you to list them on the ASM Resource Clearinghouse.  Simply follow the instructions below and ASM will help you to help your colleagues around the world.

If you are an individual, institution or library in the developing world, and have specific needs, contact us and we will post your requirement on the web page. 

The ASM Resource Clearinghouse accepts the following items:

—Please provide information on the journal name, issue numbers, and dates of publication.

Books or Reference Works—Please provide information on the book title, author or editor, publisher, date of publication, and quantity available (where applicable).

Laboratory Equipment—Please provide information on the name, mark and model of the equipment, its general condition, and the quantity available (where applicable).

Your listing or request will be posted on the Clearinghouse Bulletin Board web page with your e-mail and/or fax number.

All donations and requests should be made by contacting the ASM International Affairs Office at 202-942-9368 or

ASM will not be able to cover the cost of shipping materials.

Disclaimer:  As ASM is not directly involved in the transfer of donated goods, we cannot assist in processing your donation as a tax-deductible charitable contribution.