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Library Gifts and Donations

Gifts for the XJTLU Library

Gifts Program and Criteria
 
The XJTLU Library welcomes and encourages donations of books, periodicals and other materials from faculty, students and the general public which support the University’s instructional needs and research. The Library has benefited greatly from many generous donations, and all the materials offered will be considered with enthusiasm. The Library accepts gifts with the primary purpose of acquiring materials that will be added directly to its collections. Owing to space and resource constraints, it is necessary for the Library to be selective in deciding what may be accepted into Library stock. Criteria for acceptance of donations include:
  • The items should be clean, unmarked and in good physical condition, unless there is an exceptional case for acceptance;
  • One or several volumes (not integrate) of a multi-volume collection will not be accepted;
  • The items should fit within the scope of the library’s collections;
  • The Library does not generally collect unpublished materials;
  • The items should be free of licensing, copyright or other restrictions;
  • Titles that duplicate existing library resources may be accepted, if the existing copies are in heavy demand and the number of copies is less than 5;
Conditions
 
Donations are accepted on the understanding that the items become the sole property of the University on receipt. Donations to be added to the library’s collection will be classified, cataloged and processed in the same way as purchased items. Generally, donations will be integrated with the existing stock and will not be housed together as a collection. Items that are not retained, either at the time of receipt or subsequently, may be passed to other libraries/institutions, donated to XJTLU staff/students, used for Bookcrossing Project, sold or otherwise discarded. The proceeds of any sales will be used for the benefit of the University.
 
Type of Material We Accept
 

Dirty/Mildewed Books

No

General Magazines

Yes

Reader's Digest Condensed books

Yes

Audio tapes

Yes

Books - Bestsellers, Classics, recent titles

Yes

CDs

Yes

Computer Books

Yes

Dictionaries

Yes

Encyclopedias - Complete Sets

Yes

Paperbacks

Yes

Test books

Yes

Videos/DVDs

Yes

 
How to Make a Donation
Donors can make donations to the Library by Donation Box or coming to the library service counter on the 3rd floor of library. The XJTLU Library has two Donation boxes, one besides the locker of Foundation Building south gateway, the other one is at the gate of Yu Shanfang.
It is highly recommended that donors provide us a list of proposed donations in advance. This list will help the librarians to make a decision about each item offered more efficiently. And in case that some items are not accepted by the Library, it will also help donors save the time and energy for transporting this part of items. Please kindly  include the following information for each item: Title, Author, ISBN, Publishing Year, Unit Price (RMB), volume, and Number of Books.
 
Acknowledgement
 
The XJTLU Library is very grateful for those who have made, and continue to make, donations to the library. Donors will receive acknowledgement from the Library in the following forms:
  • A donation receipt will be presented to the donor.
  • A letter of appreciation will be sent to donors no matter the items are accepted or not.
  • If selected, the donor will be acknowledged on the bookplate of each catalogued item. For example: “This book was donated by John Smith (Department)”.