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About the Library: Donations

Material Donations

The Library accepts gifts of print books and DVDs in good condition for the main circulating collection.

The Library does not accept art works, print journals, magazines, newspapers, CDs, VHS, audiobooks, reference material, or textbooks.

Donated materials which fit the Selection Guidelines found on page 3 of the collection development policy and do not duplicate content already available in the collection will be considered for accession.

Donated materials that do not meet the Selection Guidelines and/or duplicate content will not be added to the collection and will be given to another organization or returned to the donor.

  • Prospective donors are encouraged to contact the head of collection management, Alana Nuth (nuth@geneseo.edu), if they intend to donate a large number of items, or if there is any doubt that the material is a good fit for the main circulating collection.
  • Prospective donors interested in giving materials to the College Archives and/or Special Collections should first contact the Special Collections Librarian (milne@geneseo.edu). The Library does not assess the value of donated materials, but upon request will send a letter to donors acknowledging the donation and number of donated items.
  • In the case of high-value materials, SUNY Geneseo Office of Advancement may coordinate the donation with the Library.

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations provide vital support, helping us go above-and-beyond what is expected of an academic library. Funds raised through private contributions allow the library to offer expanded resources, services, and programs that enhance our students' educational, cultural, and personal growth experiences. Over the years, our Friends have played an important role in providing increased study space and comfortable seating throughout the library, new extracurricular books and DVDs, presentations/readings and exhibits, and much more.

An annual gift of $500 or more provides you with additional benefits and recognition.

For more information, contact the Special Collections Librarian

Donate online — Be sure to designate your gift as follows:

  • Under "Designations," enter the dollar amount in the "Other" box
  • Enter "Fraser Hall Library" in the "Special Allocations Instructions" box

Visit the College Advancement page for more information.