Donate To The Library

In 1999, Mr. Earl Merwin, a charter member of The Society of Flavor Chemists, donated his private collection of flavor reference materials.

This single, generous donation formed the foundation for establishing The Society of Flavor Chemists’ Library. Since that first donation the Society has been fortunate in receiving numerous financial donations and donations of additional books and other reference materials.

This has enabled us to purchase new book cases and books, and the SFC library has grown to some 800 entries at the permanent Library at Monell and we were able to start the SFC Loan Library in Chicago.

How to donate

  • If you would like to make a financial donation to the Library, please send your check in name of The Society of Flavor Chemists with the notation “Library”.
  • If you would like to donate books and / or magazines to the Library, please contact any member of the Library Committee at “Contact the Library” or  A member of the Library Committee who is familiar with our collection will work with you in determining if your books fit the criteria of our collection.

We are one of the leading Libraries on flavors, flavor ingredients and the flavor industry. Your donation will certainly enhance this position and ensure that SFC library is a viable source of flavor information for generations to come. Please note that The Society of Flavor Chemists is listed by the IRS Code as a 501 ( c ) (3) organization and your donations are therefore tax deductable.