Library Donations

Gift Policy

Materials Donations

Dover Library accepts donations of materials such as books, DVDs, and other library-related items that are in good condition.

Materials that are relevant to the library's mission to support the teaching and research programs of the University will be added at the library's discretion.  Books donated in honor or memory of someone are gladly accepted, but inclusion in the collection of a certain item cannot be guaranteed.

Donations of gifts in kind are accepted with the understanding that the materials become the property of Dover Library, and that lists of titles and valuation are the responsibility of the donor.  Dover Library may use, keep or handle items at its discretion.

Monetary Donations

The library also accepts donations of funds for the purchase of library-related materials and equipment.  Contact the Dean of the Library for more information and to discuss options.

Form and Procedures

Donation forms are available at the Circulation Desk, or they can be downloaded online as a printable PDF.  Donations can be delivered to the library Circulation Desk.

Donors will receive a thank you note indicating the number of boxes or volumes received as a receipt for their donation to use for tax purposes.  Book plates indicating the donor's name will be placed in materials selected for addition to the library collection.

Questions and Contact

To discuss monetary donations in honor/memory of someone:

Dean of the Library
Pam Dennis
pdennis@gardner-webb.edu
704-406-4290

To discuss material donations:

Collection Development and OER Librarian
Laurie Baumgardner
lbaumgardner@gardner-webb.edu
704-406-4296

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