The European Mathematical Society
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We aim to send books and journals donated by mathematicians in the developed world to institutes and departments in the developing world. We have received quite a number of generous offers: from individuals who retire, from institutes/libraries getting rid of excess stock, from libraries going digital, and also from publishers' surplus. We continue to welcome such generosity.

On the other hand, we also have a list of recipients: those who have promised to make available to all local mathematicians freely the donated material, and to keep it in good condition. This list is ever expanding, and we welcome any such institutes to contact us for this purpose.

The shipping costs are high, but we are supported financially, on a case-by-case basis, by ICTP, American Mathematical Society, London Mathematical Society, Zentralblatt, The Norwegian Programme for Development, Research and Education (NUFU), and also our own very limited funds. We have moved tens of tonnes of books and journals, from Europe, USA and Canada, to Africa, South East Asia, and South and Central America.

Last modified: 18 January 2012