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Library Policies: Gift Policy

Gift Policy

Marian University accepts donations but not all donated materials will be placed in the collection. Consideration will be given to the quality and condition of the material as well as whether a duplicate copy is already available, with primary consideration going to those materials that directly support the curriculum. It is the donor’s responsibility to get the material to the library. Marian University does not pay for shipping or delivery of donations and will not send employees to pick up materials.

Material we accept:

  • Antiquarian, Rare, Collectable Books
  • Board and Electronic Games (gently used)
  • Children’s Books (especially award winners)
  • DVDs
  • Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction

Marian no longer accepts magazines, VHS tapes, records, or cassettes.

Gifts are accepted with the understanding that, upon signing the Gift in Kind form, they become the property of Marian University. Marian University reserves the right to make all necessary decisions as to the use, retention, and disposal of donated items. Marian University cannot maintain separate named collections and donor restrictions cannot be honored

Marian University, as an interested party, cannot place a monetary value on any gift; a professional appraiser must evaluate the gift if its value is over $5,000. The appraisal is the responsibility of the donor since it is the donor who benefits from the tax deduction. Marian University will provide a gift in kind form, but it is the responsibility of the donor to complete the form and forward it to the Office of Institutional Advancement. If the donor brings the completed form with the gift delivery, the library will forward it to the Office of Institutional Advancement on their behalf.