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Gifts & Donations

PROCEDURES

Contact:  E-mail the Assistant to the Director of the Library or telephone 315-445-4320

Approval:  Director of the Library or the subject matter collection development librarian.  Accepted items will either be added to the Library collection or sold by a third party vendor that will send to the Library a percentage of the net sales.

Recognition:  If donation accepted and the donor does not care to be recognized for their donation, then no further action is necessary on the part of the donor or Le Moyne College. If donor does want to be recognized for their donation, the recognition will apply only to items added to the Library collection.  If the donation has no significant value, the donor may be recognized by Le Moyne College only by a physical count of items donated, and only for those items added to the Library collection.  The subject matter collection development librarian that accepts the donation is responsible for asking donor for address and telephone contact information for recognition purposes.

Appraisals:  Not provided.  If an appraisal is desired, the donor must seek the services of a professional appraiser before contacting the Library.  A copy of the professional appraisal must accompany the donation if the donor wants to be formally recognized for the donation.

Delivery: If accepted, the donor is responsible for delivery of the donation to the Library.  Transportation services may be provided for large, valuable donations.

Better World Books

Please visit the Better World Books website by clicking on their logo below to browse for used books available for purchase.  The Le Moyne College Noreen Reale Falcone Library sends free-of-charge to Better World Books any books donated to our Library that are not added to our Library collection.  Better World Books in turn lists for sale on its website those and other items donated by other libraries and organizations.  Our Library receives a 15% sales commission from the sale of any of the items donated by our Library.  The sales commissions are then used to purchase other materials to be added to our Library collection.  In addition, Better World Books donates 5% of the sales commission to the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL).  NCFL's mission is "to create a literate nation by leveraging the power of the family".  It has been stated that "NCFL fuels life improvement for the nation's most disadvantaged children and parents".