Gift Materials Policy
We welcome donations of books, journals, audio/visual, or other resources which enhance our collections and support UNE’s teaching and research priorities. Gift materials are evaluated for currency, relevancy and with a mind to the balance of our collections. See our collections development policy.
In general, we are interested in materials which have a recent copyright date and are in good physical condition; free of water damage, stains or mold, highlighted text or writing in the margins, tears, warping, ink stamps, etc. The Library may decline offers of gifts if they unnecessarily duplicate existing holdings, if the subject matter is outside the scope of our collections, or if there are donor restrictions the Library cannot honor.
Appropriate items accepted as donations become the property of the University of New England and may be added to our collections, given away to the UNE Community, or recycled as needed.
If you believe the items to be donated may have archival value, please contact the archivist for the collection most closely matching the subject matter:
- Maine Women Writers Collection
- New England Osteopathic Heritage Center
- University History Collections
- Special Collections and Archives
Donations of artwork to the UNE Art Galleries may be directed to Gallery Director Hilary Irons.
To make a donation
Complete the Gift Materials donation form and either provide a list of items to be donate or make arrangements for a Research and Teaching Librarian to review the materials. Please do not bring materials into the library without prior notice.
We can provide a letter of acknowledgement for your donation which may be used as a receipt for tax purposes. Please note that IRS rulings preclude UNE Library Services from assessing the value of any donated materials. The donor is responsible for any appraisals.