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Donating to the University Library

Donors and benefactors have always played a very significant part in the development of the University Library.

  • Donating and Bequeathing Books and Collections to the University Library

    Donation Guidelines

    Only donations of books and other items including music scores and sound recordings, that meet Collection Policy criteria will be accepted.  Rare and unusual material not generally available are likely to be of more interest.

    The following items are not accepted:

    • Items in poor physical condition;
    • Duplicate holdings;
    • Superseded editions of text books or reference works;
    • Issues of journals or magazines;
    • Juvenile or children's literature;
    • Material outside the current parameters of the Collection Policy.

    How to donate materials

    If you want to donate materials to the library please email Ailsa Dott and include information such as:

    • type of material
    • quantity
    • if books - title, author, edition, date of publication
    • physical condition
    • rare or special items should be noted

    Please do not deliver any items in advance of submitting your offer. You will be contacted to notify the outcome of your offer.

    Manager, Collection Development & Analysis
    Ailsa Dott
    Ph: +61 8 8313 5125
    Email: ailsa.dott@adelaide.edu.au

    Special Collections Librarian
    Cheryl Hoskin
    Ph: +61 8 8313 5224
    Email: cheryl.hoskin@adelaide.edu.au


    Donations under the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

    University Library is registered to receive gifts under the Cultural Gifts Program which has been established by the government to encourage donations of culturally significant material to public institutions and thereby enable donors to receive a taxation advantage.

    The Program requires two valuations from approved valuers. University Library, as an interested party in a proposed donation under this Program, is itself unable to value the proposed gift but can supply a list of approved valuers. The costs of such valuation are normally the responsibility of the donor but this may be subject to negotiation. If the gift and its valuation are mutually acceptable to the donor and the University Library and meet the requirements of the Committee on Taxation Incentives for the Arts, the donor may subsequently claim the assessed value of the gift as a tax deduction.

    Potential donors are invited to contact the University Librarian to discuss any proposed donation or offer of material for sale or for gift under the Cultural Gifts Program.

    University Librarian
    Teresa Chitty
    Ph: +61 8 8313 5700
    Email: teresa.chitty@adelaide.edu.au

    Special Collections Librarian
    Cheryl Hoskin
    Ph: +61 8 8313 5224
    Email: cheryl.hoskin@adelaide.edu.au

  • Donating and Bequeathing Financial Gifts to the University Library, including the Alumni Library Appeal

    Financial Gifts to the University Library

    For graduates of the University, the simplest way to donate funds to the University Library is via the Alumni Barr Smith Library Annual Appeal.

    In addition, the University Library gratefully accepts other financial donations and bequests.

    Many donors like to set conditions regarding the the donation or bequest - for example, subject area, collection or format. Please discuss these with the University Library in order to make sure that intentions can be carried out and to avoid unintended consequences.

    Useful contacts:

    University Librarian
    Teresa Chitty
    Ph:+61 8 8313 5700
    Email: teresa.chitty@adelaide.edu.au

    Special Collections Librarian
    Cheryl Hoskin
    Ph: +61 8 8313 5224
    Email: cheryl.hoskin@adelaide.edu.au

    External Relations
    Ph: +61 8 8313 5800
    Email: engage@adelaide.edu.au

 

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