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Fintel Library has received many valuable, noteworthy, and useful gifts over the years. These items contribute greatly to the quality of the Library's collection.
Gifts are accepted when they support the research needs of students and faculty. Not all items are suitable for fulfilling this role at Roanoke College though they may be appropriate for other academic, public, or special libraries. Gifts are subject to the same policies and procedures as purchased items. These procedures apply to the acceptance, processing, location, retention, and disposition of items. The following materials will generally be reviewed for addition to the collection:
Gifts may qualify as legitimate deductions for tax purposes. However, the Library is considered to be an interested party; therefore, it cannot provide value estimations. Donors are responsible for appraisal expenses. The Library can assist in identifying an appraiser. Gifts are acknowledged by letter and also by the inclusion of a bookplate when appropriate.
Materials normally declined by the Library are:
All materials will be evaluated for relevance to support the Roanoke College curriculum. The Library reserves the right to dispose of materials not accepted into the collection in the manner it deems appropriate.