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We regret that, due to disruptions of workflow caused by the ongoing building renovations, Fondren Library Center and The Hamon Fine Arts Library are unable to accept gifts of library materials at this time.
For donations to special collections within the Central University Libraries, please see the guidelines below:
All gifts-in-kind become the property of Central University Libraries. All gifts are considered to be unrestricted unless special arrangements have been made with the Collection Development Department prior to delivery. All gifts will be considered for addition to the Libraries' collections, but we reserve the right to exchange, sell, or discard any items that do not fit our needs.
The donor will receive a letter of acknowledgment describing the quantity and type of materials donated. However, the libraries cannot compile a detailed list of the donated materials. If the donor supplies a list of the contents, a copy of this list will be returned along with the letter of acknowledgment.
Generally, the fair market values of gifts-in-kind are deductible. If the total amount of all non-cash deductions for the calendar year exceeds $5,000.00, the donor must report the deductions to the Internal Revenue Service by using Form 8283, which may be found on the IRS web site here:
Donations valued at $250.00 or more require written acknowledgment from the recipient. Donations valued at over $5,000.00 require an appraisal report from an impartial qualified appraiser to be submitted with the return claiming the deduction. This appraisal report must be completed no earlier than 60 days prior to the gift. A copy of the appraisal must be given to the Libraries. The libraries do not perform appraisals.
Learn more about financial gifts.
Please use the form below to email a description of the type and number of items to be donated. Please note if there is a predominant subject area so that the description can be forwarded to the proper Subject Specialist if necessary. A librarian will contact you via email or by telephone if you prefer.
Items to donate
We may ask to view a gift or a description of its contents prior to acceptance. If the gift is not suited to our needs, we will attempt to refer the donor to a more appropriate recipient.
If accepted, donations of small quantities may be dropped off at the Fondren Library Center Circulation Desk during regular library hours. Please leave name and address for acknowledgment. Deliveries of large quantities should be coordinated with the Collection Development librarian.