Library is grateful for gifts and donations that enhance our collection and services, whether they are books, tapes,
prints and other appropriate materials, or financial contributions, endowments
and special bequests. Such gifts and donations enrich the collection and benefit
the greater campus community.
- Resnick Library accepts donated
books and other appropriate materials and offers a letter recognizing the gift. This acknowledgement is not a
receipt for tax purposes.
- All donations of 20 items or more require the appropriate subject librarian's evaluation, and a Donation Description Form must be filled out as a preliminary step.
- Upon acceptance, gifts become the property of Resnick Library.
- Financial contributions are coordinated with the College Development
- To protect the donor and Delhi
College, Resnick Library,
as an interested party, does not establish values of gifts or resources. If the
donor desires an appraisal or inventory, it is the donor's responsibility to estimate values
or employ the services of an independent consultant prior to donating items to the Resnick Library. Donors may want to consult
IRS Publication 561 :
Determining the Value of Donated Property (106K Adobe PDF).
all donated materials are suitable for the collection, and Resnick Library
cannot promise that gift items will be added to the collection. Gift materials
must be evaluated according to the Library's selection policy, which includes relevance
to the curriculum and student demand, quality, physical condition, currency,
and other factors. Resnick Library makes the
final decision on the use or other disposition of all gifts and decides the conditions of display, housing and
access to the materials.
Gift materials, with the
exception of memorial gifts, selected special collections items, and those
requested by donors, do not receive donor plates.
that are not added to the collection are disposed of in a number of ways:
- Items that are useful to Delhi
College faculty and staff
may be offered to them.
- Items may be placed on a "free" table for students.
- Recreational reading, especially paperbacks, may be placed in the
Resnick Library book exchange.
- Books not added to the collection may be sent to local groups for their
- Gifts that have value may be sold to or traded to dealers for other
books or materials that the Library wishes to acquire.
Click here to submit a form for potential donations.
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Delhi, NY 13753
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