The Lamar Memorial Library welcomes materials donations that will enhance the collection in support of the Library’s mission, the College’s curriculum and student research needs. Space considerations, as well as staffing and processing costs, have led the Library to put a more specific policy in place for what materials are accepted. Materials related to institutional history go through a separate process with the College Archives. Please refer to http://www.maryvillecollege.edu/archivespolicy/ for the Archives gift policy.
Material gifts-in-kind that are not accepted:
Material gifts-in-kind that may be accepted:
How to Offer your Collection to the Library:
Once a donation is accepted, it becomes the sole property of the Lamar Memorial Library. The Library reserves the right to determine addition, location and disposition of any donation. According to federal law, the Library may not make appraisal of gift materials. Please note, drop off donations and donations without a signed deed of gift will not be accepted and may be disposed of at the discretion of the Lamar Memorial Library.
The Library also welcomes monetary gifts to purchase needed materials, access to materials or equipment. Monetary gifts may be made through the Institutional Advancement Office.
* Many potential donations often include a large number of older titles. In recent years, many older titles have become more readily available in electronic format. The Library works to maintain a balance between electronic and print materials. While the Library has and maintains a large amount of older print titles, our patrons are best served by focusing our limited resources on adding new titles and volumes to our collection.