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Macdonald-Kelce Library

Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Resources

This guide assists faculty, staff, and alumni with resources offered by the Macdonald-Kelce Library.

Gift Donations

The Macdonald-Kelce Library welcomes donations of cash, in-kind donations and personal book collections. Monetary gifts are welcomed for the purchase of specific items consistent with the Library's Collection Development.

Any materials given to the library are evaluated by the same standards as purchased materials. The library reserves the right to dispose of any portion of a gift that does not meet the collection development criteria. Gifts offered with restricting conditions would be accepted at the discretion of the Library Director. The library determines final disposition of gifts or donations.

Monetary contributions to the Library support the purchase and preservation of desired books, databases, and other materials.  All contributions to The University are tax deductible. Contributions to the Library may be by cash or check. Anyone wishing to make a cash or in-kind contribution may contact either the Director of the Library, Marlyn Pethe or The University of Tampa Development Office. Please indicate that your gift is for the Library in the comment box on the online form. You may also show your support by becoming a Friend of the Macdonald-Kelce Library.

Rare books and manuscripts will be evaluated by the appropriate staff and will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

A donation to the Library may be in the form of a memorial or tribute to an individual, or a commemoration of a special occasion, such as a birthday, anniversary, graduation or other occasion. The library respectfully requests a minimum contribution of $20 for the purchase of one or more books.

Each book purchased through a memorial/tribute donation will bear a personalized bookplate commemorating the person or event.

The library will not appraise gift materials. If desired, the donor should seek appraisals by a qualified third party. The Library follows all federal and state regulations governing donations, including rulings on appraisals for tax deduction. The library is prohibited by conflict of interest concerns from providing estimates of monetary value for any donation. Donors must comply with all IRS regulations in force before delivery of gifts or donations. The acceptance of a gift, which has been appraised by the donor or a third Party, in no way implies endorsement of the appraisal by the library.

Inappropriate donations include anything containing mold, mildew, or insects that are potentially dangerous to the existing collection. Any material that is damaged by water or ripped, torn or shows extensive wear or any book that is written in or highlighted.

Thank you for your contributions to the Library!

Learn more about University Giving here

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