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Material Gifts

A copy of the Health Sciences Library’s Gift Agreement Form must accompany your material donations.

Books, anatomical models, and multimedia are generally accepted.

Journals are generally NOT accepted unless needed to fill in gaps or replace missing or damaged issues. Prior to any donation of journals, a description of the collection including titles and volumes (or years) must be sent to the Health Sciences Library for review.

All items accepted become the PERMANENT PROPERTY of the Health Sciences Library (HSL). Items not needed for the Health Sciences Library will be donated to other libraries, donated to organizations sending materials to areas of need, sent to our re-sale partner Better World Books, or recycled. Through our work with Better World Books, the HSL and The National Center for Family Literacy earn a percentage of net sales. HSL earnings are used to buy new materials for the collection.

Gifts are deductible from taxable income in accordance with provisions of federal income tax laws. The donor is responsible for obtaining their own appraisals of their gifts.

Where applicable, copyright, literary property rights and legal titles are given to the Health Sciences Library.