The library appreciates donations made to enrich our collections in order to support the scholarly teaching and research at the university.
While gifts are free in the sense that the library doesn't have to pay for them, there are processing costs involved. Cataloging, labeling, and ongoing space commitments are just a few of the costs involved for library materials.
Gifts delivered without prior arrangement or contact with the Collection Development Librarian will not be accepted or acknowledged.
Potential donors of materials should contact Lisa Pillow, Collection Development Librarian at 715-425-3360 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For large donations, a list of titles should be submitted to the subject librarian before delivery. For large collections, an onsite visit by the Collection Development Librarian may be arranged.
Donations of archival material (examples include personal records, personal papers, photographs, film, and artifacts) should be directed to Kathryn Otto, Areas Research Center and University Archives at 715-425-3530 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Delivery of gifts is the responsibility of the donor.
A letter of acknowledgement is sent to the donor unless the donor deems this unnecessary. The letter will acknowledge the number of volumes donated, but not each individual title. The donor is responsible for an itemized list if he wants it included in the letter.
By law, librarians cannot appraise gifts. Donors can find appraisers at the Antiquarian Bookseller's Association of America, the American Booksellers Association or the American Society of Appraisers to name a few. Tax forms and guidelines can be found at the Internal Revenue website.
Monetary donations to the Chalmer Davee Library Endowment Fund can be an excellent way to support our collections as well as the services and facilities of the libraries.