Donations to Vann Library
The Lee and Jim Vann Library welcomes gifts of library materials—especially materials that fill existing gaps in our collection and support the curriculum and mission of the University of Saint Francis.Donated materials are evaluated by the same standards and collecting policies as purchased materials. Because of space limitations and processing costs, not all donated items are added to our collection. Materials the Library does not generally collect include:
- Textbooks and related instructional aids
- Duplicate titles, except where there is high demand
- Previous editions
- Material in poor physical condition or containing mold
- Non-English titles (Some items may be considered if they support the curriculum or are requested by faculty or students for specific use)
Materials not added to the Vann Library are offered to other libraries through duplicate exchange lists, recycled or disposed of by some other means. The Vann Library reserves the right to accept or decline any gift of materials.
When more than 20 items are being offered for donation, the Library requires an itemized list (title, author, publication date) to ensure materials are sought by the Library. The prospective donor will be contacted after the list is reviewed to make arrangements for the delivery of the requested items. Donations of fewer than 20 titles may be dropped off at the Library. The Vann Library does not pick up donations.
A Gift-In-Kind form acknowledging the number of donated items is available at the time of donation, with one copy to go to the donor for her/his records. Library staff cannot appraise donations as this must be done by book dealers or antiquarians to satisfy IRS guidelines.
The Library also welcomes monetary donations for the purchase of materials. Donations to the Lee and Jim Vann Library should be made through the University of Saint Francis Development Office. If you require further information on how to make a donation to the Lee and Jim Vann Library, please contact Maureen McMahan.