Gift Policy



                                                              University Libraries is not accepting gifts to the general collection at this time.


    • The library accepts gift material to be incorporated into the library’s collections when appropriate. The library reserves the right to review and add only what is determined to be of value or use to the collection.
    • Not all gift material donated to the University Library is accessioned into the collections. Material donated to the library but not accessioned into the collections is disseminated at the discretion of the University Library. 
    • The Collection Development Librarian acknowledges library material donations to the general collections, if the donor requests acknowledgment. Such acknowledgments are communicated via a gift/donation thank you letter.
    • The Library requests that donors fill out a  “Gift-in-Kind” form. The library cannot assess the value of donated gift material. It is the responsibility of the donor to make arrangements for an independent appraisal for gifts valued over $5,000.
    • If a donor wishes to claim a tax credit for a gift of library materials, he/she must follow IRS instructions for Form 8283.
    • Statistics are kept for gifts accepted by the library and are reported to the appropriate university administrators or offices in accordance with the University Policies and Procedures Statements (UPPS No. 03.05.01 Soliciting, Accepting and Processing Gifts and Grants from Private Sources)
  • Criteria by which library gift donations are accepted or rejected are determined by the collections mentioned in this policy (University Library’s general collections, the Wittliff Collections or the University Archives).  Generally the criteria includes:

    • The condition of the material being offered
    • The rarity or value of the item(s)
    • The appropriateness to the collection or collections to which it is being offered