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University Library Gift Policy

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Last Updated: 5/10/2017
University Library Donation Policy
  1. Donations of books may be considered for inclusion in the University Library collection. Gifts of periodicals are not accepted.
  2. Materials that are donated to the University Library become the property of the Library.
  3. Donated materials are reviewed by the Collection Development department and relevant subject librarian(s). Decisions to accept donated materials into the University Library collection are based on the criteria in the current collection development policy for the relevant subject area(s).
  4. Material that does not fit the scope and focus of the collection development policy is not added to the collection. These items will be donated to Better World Books, at the library's discretion. For more information, visit the Better World Books' website.
  5. Please see Donation Procedures for more information.

Donation Procedures
  1. Fill out the Donation of Library Materials Form.
  2. Bring the materials and the form to any public service desk in the Library.
  3. If the materials are too large to carry in, please contact the Collection Development Assistant at 989-774-1029 or to arrange for a time for a staff member to meet you at the loading dock and assist you with transferring the material to the Library.
  4. IRS regulations do not allow an institution receiving a gift in kind to value that gift for tax purposes. Please list the approximate value of the donated materials on the Donation of Library Materials Form, along with a detailed description of the donated items. If the value is $5,000 or more, please attach a written appraisal to the form.
  5. For further information, please contact the ​Dean's office at 989-774-3500​.