GiftsThe Library will accept gifts of books and other materials with the understanding that they become the property of the Library and will be evaluated using the same criteria as for purchasing materials. The Library will make the final decision on the use or other disposition of all donations and will decide the condition of display, housing and access to the materials. No special shelves or sections will be designated for the gift collection, but an appropriate book plate will be placed in each gift identifying the donor and purpose of donation.
The Library, as an interested party, cannot appraise gifts made to it as the Internal Revenue Service has ruled this practice as a conflict of interest.
Attention will be given to suggestions from the donor regarding acquisitions in any special field of interest, however, the responsibility for selecting specific titles appropriate to the collection rests with the library.
This gifts policy is consistent with the "Statement on Appraisal of Gifts" adopted by the Association of College and Research Libraries, February 1, 1973.