The acceptance of gifts strengthens the relationship between the library and its communities and provides a way by which a donor can share their intellectual interests with future generations. Donations will be held to the same collection and evaluation standard as purchased items. The library will not accept gifts for which it cannot provide appropriate stewardship.
Gifts are accepted with the understanding that they become the property of the Klinck Memorial Library and that the library team will make all necessary decisions as to their retention, location, cataloging, and other considerations related to their use and disposition. Special terms or conditions requested by the donor should be discussed with the Library Director before the gift is accepted.
Once a gift is transferred to the library, no part of it will be returned. It is the responsibility of the library team to make selection decisions based on the collection development philosophies and policies of the library and of the subject area involved. Please refer to the lists below for donation parameters. Neither the library nor the university assesses the value of gifts made to the library. An acknowledgment letter may be provided to the donor upon request through the CUC Foundation.
Parameters for Library Gifts
For duplicate item(s), the recorded usage patterns will be checked to see the number of times that the item(s) has been checked out within the last three to five years. If the item has been checked out frequently, that will be taken into consideration when the final decision to add it to the collection has to be made.
The CUC library has some unique collections!
We are currently accepting donations to continue building the following collections:
For potential donations outside of these collections, please contact the Library Director, Liesl Cottrell, or leave a message at: 708-209-3053.