Gift & Donation Policy


We value the donation of gifts to our collections and appreciate resources that support the mission of SUNY Fredonia.

The following are the guidelines for accepting gifts:

  • The library accepts materials that directly support the curriculum, enhance current research areas, support current curricular interests, add to the College archives or local history collections, or demonstrate literary merit.
  • As with purchases, the library will adhere to current cooperative collection development agreements in their decisions to add items to the collection
  • Gifts become the property of the College upon receipt, and the Library will determine the use or disposition of these materials.
  • Materials must be in good condition.
  • Materials not accepted into the collection will be discarded or sold and monies designated for building the collection.
  • Bookplates will be inserted into materials at the request of the donor.
  • Gifts will be acknowledged in a letter from the Library Director.
  • Appraisals are the responsibility of donors and must be completed before the donation is made to the Library. Donors should consult their tax advisors about the need for a professional appraisal.

Gifts for the Music or Juvenile Collection

Gifts for the Music or Juvenile Collection will be reviewed by the coordinator of the collection(s).

  • Questions about donations to the Music Collection should be directed to
    Kevin Michki
    Music Librarian
  • Questions about donations to the Juvenile Collection should be directed to
    Barbara Kittle
    Librarian-Coordinator of the Juvenile Collection
  • Questions about Gifts and Donations to all other areas of the collection should be directed to:

    Kathleen Sacco
    Interim Coordinator of Collections
    Reed Library

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