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Can I donate books or other materials to the Library?

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The library is happy to accept gifts and donations of materials. *

Donations are reviewed by subject specialists and those that meet the needs of our users and the William Paterson University community may be added to our collection.  

Gift materials not added to the Collection may be donated to the Friends of the Cheng Library s semi-annual Book Sale, while all other items will be discarded or donated to other institutions.

All gifts are acknowledged in writing although, according to federal tax law, the appraisal of gifts for tax purposes is the responsibility of the donor. 

For more information about donations and factors that influence acceptance of these materials, see our Collection Development Policy (p. 11) or contact the Reference Desk (973-720-2116).

* = The Library does not accept gifts of magazines and journals or certain, outdated media formats (LPs, cassettes, etc.).
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