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Donate to the Libraries

We serve about 20,000 students and nearly 900 faculty members on our campuses through a wide variety of library services, physical materials, and digital collections, all in support of their pursuit of academic excellence. We hope you will consider donating to help us fulfill this goal. The generosity of our donors enriches collections and helps the library sustain growth.

Gifts of Funds

Gifts at all levels are appreciated, as are bequests and other planned gifts, endowments, and larger contributions. To learn more about making a monetary donation, please contact Joy Bolt, Dean of Libraries, or Jeff Boggan, Director of Estate and Gift Planning.

Give Now - Go to our UNG donation page.

Gifts of Books & Similar Items

How do I donate books?

For safety reasons, the libraries are not accepting donations at this time.

What we accept

We welcome donations of scholarly books, DVDs, and academic journals that meet the following criteria:

  • Up-to-date coverage of scholarly topics
  • Relevant to UNG’s academic mission, current programs, and the scope of existing collections
  • Clean, well-maintained, and in useable condition

We are also seeking yearbooks, student newspapers, and other items related to Gainesville State College or North Georgia College and State University history.

We cannot accept

The UNG Libraries generally cannot accept the following donated materials:

  • Textbooks
  • Publications from vanity presses
  • Paperback books
  • Popular books, magazines, DVDs, and music CDs
  • Vinyl sound recordings
  • Commonly available journals or journals in incomplete runs
  • Materials that duplicate what is already owned
  • Materials in poor condition
Receipt of Gifts

Upon receipt of your gift, the UNG Libraries become the sole owner of the materials. We are unable to return any materials that are not added to the collection. A gift acknowledgement letter confirming the number of books donated can be requested at the time the gift is received.

Appraisals of Gifts

In accordance with IRS rulings, the library cannot appraise or attach a monetary value to the gift items. For large or unique collections, donors should obtain a professional appraisal for income tax purposes. Appraisals are the responsibility of the donor and should be completed prior to donating books to the library. The library cannot provide appraisals, but these groups may be able to guide you:

Thank You!

Thank you for considering a donation to the UNG Libraries! Your support is appreciated greatly.

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