This policy is designed to provide guidance to those who wish to donate in-kind gifts to Gumberg Library. Individual donors and departments who have clients wishing to donate collections should consult with the AUL for Collections and Metadata Services first about the ability to accept the donation. A “letter of interest” outlining the contents of the gift may also be required.
Due to the high cost of managing and processing gift materials, the Library is not able to accept all in-kind gift offers. Our goal is to acquire materials that are relevant to our collections ensuring that only needed items are accepted and added.
Potential gift items should:
Materials Considered Inappropriate:
Please note that Internal Revenue Service Regulations prohibit the Library from appraising or estimating the value of any gift. Donors who require an appraisal need to make arrangements to do so with an independent appraiser, and pay for that service themselves before any items can be accepted by the Gumberg Library.
Donations appraised over $5,000 must also be approved by the University’s Gifts Acceptance Committee and require a completed Deed of Gift (for more information check here).