Gifts Policy

The Ferriss Hodgett Library welcomes all gifts, whether they be financial contributions, or donated materials such as books, journals, audiovisual materials, etc.

Monetary Gifts

Gifts in the form of financial contributions will be coordinated with the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development. The gift may be refused if its purpose is not consistent with the aims of Memorial University Libraries. With respect to donations of money designated for the collection, the library reserves the right to use its discretion in purchasing materials with the funds provided.

Donations in Kind

The library accepts donated items of scholarly value. However, items may be rejected on the basis of poor physical condition, outdated content, inappropriate academic level or subject focus, or similar grounds.

The library reserves the right to determine which of the donated items to add to its collections, and to dispose of those items which it decides not to keep by sale, donation to another institution, or other means. However, rejected items may be retrieved by the donor if prior arrangements to do so are made with the library. The library reserves the right to determine the location and degree of access to donated items which are added to the collection.

Except in cases where the donated collection is of considerable scholarly value, the library will not maintain a public access list of donated items. However, donated items may be marked with a bookplate upon request.

Please print and fill out the Gifts Form to submit with your gift to the Ferriss Hodgett Library.

For more information, please contact Associate University Librarian, Louise McGillis, at (709) 637-2184.