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Supporting the Sandor Teszler Library

Gift in Kind

Due to limited storage space, the library generally does not accept donated materials. However, we do accept donations of faculty publications. 

On rare occasions, the library will accept gifts of books that are in "like-new" condition published in the last five years that support the educational mission of Wofford College. Gifts are subjected to the same selection criteria as materials purchased for the collection. The library retains the right to determine retention, location, cataloging, processing priority and other considerations related to the disposition of materials. All donations must be pre-approved. Unsolicited donations are disposed of. Once a physical item is dropped off, it is the property of the college.

The library does not place values on materials for the purpose of tax acknowledgments. The donor accepts responsibility for the valuation of gifts.

Gifts that the library categorically does not accept include:

  • Duplicate copies of materials already held by the library.
  • Textbooks.
  • Damaged books (including books with evidence of water damage, insect damage, damaged spines or mold).
  • Superseded or outdated editions.
  • Computer and software manuals.
  • Books with highlighting, underlining or annotations.
  • Self-published books.
  • Advance reading copies and uncorrected proofs.
  • Condensed books.
  • Mass-market paperbacks.
  • Children's books.
  • VHS tapes.
  • Vinyl recordings.
  • Single issues and back runs of journals and magazines.

Please check our library catalog to confirm that the items are not currently in our collection.

Please prepare a list of all materials and include the title and ISBN for each item.

Use this form to submit your list for review by the Collections Strategies Committee.

The committee will review the list, identify any items we need and contact you. We cannot accept donations unless they have been pre-approved by the Collections Strategies Committee.

Please do not send books or leave donations of books at the library unless they have been pre-approved. We cannot accept or acknowledge materials that have not been pre-approved as part of the process outlined above.

If the materials you wish to donate do not meet the collection criteria above, here is a list of some additional places that accept book donations.