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Gift Policy

Maxwell Library welcomes gifts of print and non-print materials appropriate for our collections. The Library may not accept gifts prior to donation and may dispose of donated items unsuitable for the collection. The Library will not accept gifts for its general collections under restricted conditions.

The Library evaluates all gifts with the same guidelines used for purchased materials. Only those items that support the curriculum will be added to the collection. Duplicate titles will be added at the discretion of the librarians. The Library will determine the classification, shelving, and circulation policies for all gift items. Material that is outdated, in poor condition, or does not support the curriculum of Bridgewater State University may be discarded or donated to another institution.

Appraisal of gifts is the responsibility of the donor. Library staff will not provide valuation statements, but will provide gift acknowledgement letters if requested.

Anyone who wishes to make a donation of materials should contact 508.531.1255, or fill out a gift donation form.

Policy Adopted: September 2006