In-Kind Contributions Build SNC ExcellenceThrough the generosity of donors, our excellence continues to grow. Gifts-in-kind, such as books, manuscripts, and other library materials are indispensable ways we strengthen the collection and fulfill our mission. A letter of acknowledgement will be sent to all donors, after a donation has been received by the library.
The primary goal in the acceptance of gifts is to acquire those materials most relevant to institutional needs and that fit within the framework of the library’s collection development policy. This includes materials providing curricular support, meeting basic research needs of students and faculty, and maintaining collections of depth in our primary subject areas.
Gifts intended for the library collection are accepted with the understanding that the library retains the right to handle or dispose of gift material in the best interest of the institution. Faculty assistance will be sought, when necessary, in determining the appropriateness of material.
Items not added to the collection may be returned to the donor if requested at the time of donation or offered to institutions whose collections are more appropriate.
Materials may be automatically discarded if in poor physical condition, are outdated, or require equipment not supported by the library or college. Materials not retained will be offered to other libraries, foreign and domestic, or sold in library book sales or to book dealers. Sale proceeds are used to purchase library materials.