The Hannah Dairy Research Institute at Ayr closed last year when it lost Scottish Executive funding.
The centre's extensive, 70-year-old library could now be shipped to the National Institute of Animal Biology and Nutrition in Bucharest.
Organisers are still looking for £1,000 of the £5,000 shipping costs for the journals, papers and other materials.
The Hannah Research Institute in Ayr, where 66 staff were employed, was set up in 1928 to carry out research work for the dairy industry.
It had increasingly become involved in technological and biomedical work and was involved in the quest to create Dolly the sheep.