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Gift & Donation Policy

The University Library accepts both monetary and materials (gifts-in-kind) donations.

  • Donations are accepted by appointment. Please call the Acquisition Technician III at
  • Donations should be appropriate for a research collection and in good condition.
  • All gifts and donations become the Library’s property and final disposition of donations is at the Library’s discretion, including its use, display, housing, and access. The Library also reserves the right to deaccession, donate, or discard the items at any time. 

The University Library does not accept the following items for donations:

  • Textbooks (older than 2 years)
  • Manuals or workbooks
  • Mass market paperback editions
  • Travel books
  • Encyclopedias
  • Periodicals, magazines, or newspapers
  • Directories or telephone books
  • Advanced reader’s copies, proofs, or instructor’s copies
  • LP Records, VHS Tapes, Cassettes, or CDs
  • Previously discarded or withdrawn items from other library collections are generally not accepted. Contact the Acquisitions Technician III for more information 719.549.2561

The University Library does not accept materials with the following condition(s):

  • Marked with a pen, pencil, or highlighter
  • Dirty
  • Moldy
  • Torn
  • Broken hinge(s), missing spines, or detached covers
  • Water-damaged
  • or in similar poor conditions

Donations for Tax Purposes

All donations are tax deductible, subject to the current tax laws pertaining to the gift. Please consult the CSU Pueblo Foundation’s “Gifts-in-Kind Donations” form for more information.  Due to IRS regulations, the donor is responsible for establishing a monetary value for the gift. No librarian or university employee is permitted to appraise or estimate the value of donations because of a conflict of interest. For donations with a value equal to or greater than $1.00, please contact Susie Pagnotta, Director of Data Analysis and Gift Processing, for additional instructions at 719.549.2682 or

Approved 9/2019 RG


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