The Ames Library of Illinois Wesleyan University welcomes monetary gifts and donations
of library materials that enhance existing collections and support the curricular
needs and research interests of students and faculty.
All gifts are evaluated in terms of the goals of the library. The library reserves
the right to decline offers which fall outside the scope of its Collection Development
Policy. Textbooks, materials in poor condition, short or incomplete back runs of journals,
mass-market paperbacks, obsolete formats, and duplicates of existing holdings are
examples of library materials that we typically do not add to the collection. If it
is necessary to decline a donation, alternative recipients will be suggested if possible.
The Ames Library is committed to providing socially and environmentally responsible
disposition of gift materials not needed for our collection.
Once accepted, gift materials become the property of Illinois Wesleyan University
and will be added to the collection or responsibly disposed of as deemed appropriate
by The Ames Library. The University Librarian reserves the right to determine the retention, treatment, location and other considerations
related to the use or disposition of all gifts-in-kind.
Donors are encouraged to discuss potential gifts, particularly of large collections,
with the University Librarian or the Collections & Scholarly Communications Librarian before the donation is actually made. Issues concerning the appropriateness, transportation,
disposition, appraisal, and processing of a gift should all be negotiated before a
donor ships or delivers materials. Gifts and donations to The Ames Library may be
appraised to determine appropriate contribution deductions. The transfer of University records, gifts of rare books, manuscripts, and material
related to the history of Illinois Wesleyan University are welcome and will be referred
to the University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian.
For more information, please contact Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Collections & Scholarly
Communications Librarian, 309-556-3010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illinois Wesleyan University
#1 Ames Plaza
PO Box 2899
Bloomington, Illinois 61702-2899
All donors will need to fill out a Donor Record Form.