224 Waterfield Library
Murray, KY 42071
As the Murray State community relies more and more on learning centers, electronic resources, and the most current of academic literature, your donations will be invaluable in helping us to more adequately serve students, faculty and alumni. Questions about giving can be directed to Brandon Anderson in the Development Office.
Gift in Kind Policy
Murray State University Libraries accept donations of materials that support the teaching and research needs of the University community. Please complete the gift form below if your donated item(s) exceed a fair market value of $50.00.
Gifts with limitations or restrictions will not be accepted. University Libraries are free to exercise all privileges of ownership of the materials and reserve the right to retain, sell, or discard them.
Donated items will be recognized, accepted, and may be tax-deductible. The patron will need to supply an itemized list and estimated values for those items beforehand. Questions about our Gift-in-Kind Policy can be directed to Candee Rose at 270.809.2187.
Generally, the Libraries will accept material relevant to the Murray State University curriculum. Gifts must be in good condition and current (with the exception of rare or special books). The Libraries CANNOT accept the following items:
Test prep materials
Video or audio cassettes
Materials previously purchased from one of our book sales
Prior internal donations from the libraries to the department
Fiction novels with the exception of classic literature or popular contemporary literature
Duplicate copies of items already owned
Unsolicited materials from most organizations, or
Any material deemed not appropriate as outlined by our Collection Development Policies or decided by our Research & Instruction Librarians
Consistent with legal guidelines, Murray State University employees CANNOT make appraisals or valuations of materials for tax or other purposes and cannot accept a donation with a stipulation that a tax appraisal be included.