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Winthrop University

Library Collection Development

A high-level overview of the ordering process, liaison roles, and collections policies.


The Library welcomes gifts of books and other materials.

  1. Donors agree to the Library’s unrestricted use and/or disposition of the donated materials in keeping with its collection focus.
  2. The Library reserves the right to decline gifts beyond the scope of the collection or gifts whose donors cannot agree to these terms.
  3. The Library will send a formal letter acknowledging the gift, naming single titles or a stating the total number of donated items.
  4. The Library does not appraise gifts; donors desiring appraisal must arrange their own appraisals prior to the donation.