University Libraries are pleased to accept gifts-in-kind of library materials, provided
the materials are appropriate for the library's collection, not duplicative of currently
held materials, and in suitable condition for circulation. Gifts-in-kind are handled
by the Collection Development area of the Collection Management department.
Monetary gifts are handled by the Director of then University Development and the
Dean or Libraries (or designee), with the help of various other University officers.
In all instances the ultimate decision to accept or reject gift rests with the Libraries
faculty. When materials are not suitable for the collection, the Libraries faculty
may dispose of them as he or she wishes; in most cases, they are offered to other
non-profit organizations. At the time of donation, the donor is required to sign
a copy of the Gift Policy form - to show the donor's awareness of the same.
Evaluations or appraisals will not be given by University Libraries personnel to any
donor for any gift. University Libraries will transmit to the University Development
Office a notice of the nature of the gift. The Development Office is responsible
for formal acknowledgement of the gift.
Please send questions/comments/suggestions to
Steve Knowlton, Interim Head of Collection Management