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Gift of Library Materials

The UC San Diego Library selectively accepts donations of materials from our faculty and the community for our collection. Gifts have the potential to enhance the existing collection and support the university's commitment to excellence in research and instruction. All donated items are carefully reviewed by library specialists who determine what materials will be added to the collection.

For a listing of items we may accept and those we generally do not, please see the information on the gift submission form page. Prospective donors are encouraged to submit this form and include an inventory of materials they would like to donate. An inventory is always helpful to facilitate review, and you may upload title lists or other information to assist us with evaluating the materials you are offering.

To ensure maximum accessibility to the resources, the Library cannot place special restrictions on housing, access, processing, or related matters. Once accepted, donations become the property of The Regents of the University of California. In compliance with University of California policy, items that are not added to the Library's collection or sent to another UC campus are sent to UC San Diego Surplus Sales. The Library reserves the right to decline any offer.

Valuation of Gifts

Because federal tax regulations prohibit the Library from giving appraisals or estimates of the value of gifts, appraisals are the responsibility of the donor. Donors are encouraged to consult a knowledgeable tax expert about current requirements. A receipt of gift will be acknowledged in writing upon request.

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