Giving to the Library
The Library's ability to meet the information needs of students, faculty and other users depends on maintaining a strong collection of books, journals, electronic information resources and computer equipment. The average price of health science journals is increasing annually at double-digit rates. Despite substantial Health Science Center administrative support, the cost of maintaining a quality collection has outpaced available state funds for many years. To reduce this gap, the Library must rely on the generosity of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends to provide critical resources and help sustain excellent services and access to health science information.
Gifts of books and other library materials
The Library accepts gifts and donations of books, journals, and other materials based on their value to the collections. However, due to limited staff and space for print journals, the Library can no longer accept donations of print journals without prior authorization. Please contact one of the following individuals when planning a donation of print materials.
Tom Lyons, Technical Services / Metadata Librarian
- All other materials:
Kathy Broyles, Reference Librarian
When making a gift, we ask that you complete a Gift Policy form (pdf) that describes the gift and transfers ownership. The Library will provide a letter acknowledging receipt of the gift.
In order to make the most effective use of resources, the Library reserves the right to transfer materials to a more appropriate collection or to dispose of materials that do not fall within the scope of the collection.
Donors may honor the memory of someone through a gift to fund the purchase of a book or journal subscription. A bookplate will be placed in the book noting the person memorialized and the donor.
Arrangements and Transportation
The Library can help a donor with the logistics of delivering materials to the Library. Gifts normally are hand-delivered by the donor.