University Library Gift Policy
The University Libraries welcome gifts of books
and other research materials that enhance the collection strengths and support
DePauls instructional and research programs. All potential gifts are
evaluated by appropriate library staff in accordance with the collection
development policies of the DePaul University Libraries and the Gift Acceptance
and Processing policy of the University.
The library also welcomes direct donations of
money to support library collections and programs. All monetary donations
designated for the library will be processed in collaboration with DePauls
Office of Development.
The library will add only materials in very good condition which support the
teaching and research mission of the University and do not duplicate existing
holdings. The library will donate, sell or discard all gifts not added to
the collection. In general, the library does not accept: textbooks,
workbooks, outdated editions, damaged or underlined books, photocopies, popular
paperbacks, or brittle books, materials requiring special handling, storage, or
other restrictions. Please note that the Library only accepts journal
issues to replace ones missing within an existing set, not to add new titles
to the collection or to expand the coverage of a title in the collection.
Donations of Books or Other Items
Donors are strongly encouraged to provide a list of items for review of
appropriateness for adding to the collection rather than sending materials
directly to the library. Please contact Terry Taylor, Associate University Librarian for Teaching, Learning, and Research Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your potential
Donations of Rare Books or Archival Materials
Please contact the Head, Special Collections & Archives, Jamie Nelson
Please contact the Associate University Librarian for Administrative Services,
Christopher Hoeppner (email@example.com) or DePaul University’s
Director of Gift Processing (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Acknowledgement of Donations
The Library provides a written acknowledgement for donations
that have been discussed and approved prior to
receipt, noting the number of volumes received. The library does not
provide an itemized list of the materials donated or an estimate of the value
of the gift. Any appraisal of the gift is the responsibility of the
donor. Donors should consult a tax consultant or attorney regarding
non-cash gifts. [See IRS Form 8283, “Noncash Charitable
Contributions”] Upon request, library staff can provide donors with a
list of certified appraisers.