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Donate to the Library

The Norris Medical Library gratefully accepts your gifts of new or old books. Books of all types are welcome, including textbooks and leisure reading, hardcovers and paperbacks. We cannot accept gifts of journals, since they usually duplicate existing library holdings and are difficult to redistribute or sell.

Books of scientific or significant historical value, which are not already owned by the library, are added to the collection. Books which are not added are offered for sale at the library's book sale; funds from the sale are used to purchase new books. The library will send you a written acknowledgment, stating the number of volumes given. We cannot provide a detailed inventory, but if you compile a list of the gift items, we will return a verified copy with the letter of acknowledgment. IRS regulations explicitly disallow monetary appraisals by the library.

Please bring your books to the Loan Desk on the plaza level of the library. The library is not able to pick up books and cannot reimburse shipping costs, but if you call in advance, we will provide directions to the library's loading dock, and help to unload the books.

Questions concerning book donations should be directed to Nicole Rich, Senior Library Assistant, Collection Resources Division.

Revised 11/20/08

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