University Library System Gift and Exchange Program
The University Library System (ULS) seeks to provide access to the informational resources necessary to fulfill the academic, research, artistic, scholarly and community leadership objectives of the university. In seeking to meet its mission, the ULS tries to enhance collections and services through gifts of library materials, unique gifts-in-kind, and money for purchases and operations. The following guidelines for gifts of materials to the ULS have been developed to acquaint the potential donor with the policies of the library in accepting gifts, the federal regulations regarding gifts for tax purposes and appraisal of gifts of library materials.
The information contained in these pages is general in nature and does not constitute legal, tax or other advice. You should consult with your own legal, tax or other advisor(s) to obtain advice on how the applicable laws might affect you.
The University Library System welcomes in-kind donations (books, etc.), in good condition that fall within the scope of its collection and support its mission. For a description of items of interest to us as well as the types of material we will not accept, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.
The University Library System understands all gifts to be unrestricted, and gift items are reviewed in accordance with the current policies for collection development. Gift items that are determined to be duplicate copies or outside the scope of our collections may be exchanged, sold, or discarded.
Consistent with federal law and to protect the interest of both donors and the institution, the staff members of the University Library System will not appraise gifts. Arrangements and costs for appraisals are the responsibility of the donor.
For more information regarding book donation policies, procedures and guidelines please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.