- The library accepts gifts of books or other materials estimated by the donor to be less than $500 in value provided that the gift is unrestricted and offered without limiting conditions. Gifts estimated by the donor to be worth more than $500 will be directed to the Development Office.
- The library reserves the right to determine the disposition of all gifts. The library does not return items which are not added to the collection.
- The library does not place a dollar value on gifts for income tax purposes. It can acknowledge receipt for a particular number of items. The donor assumes full responsibility for assigning cash value.
- Donations may be dropped off during open hours at the Kirkland Branch. Please use the staff entrance on the loading dock on the North side of the building. The library does not pick up donations.
- Donations must include a card with the donors name, address, email address, and phone.
- The library will send a gift letter listing the date of the donation and the number of items received.
Disposition of Gifts
- Donated items that meet the assessment criteria (see below) are added to the Kirkland, Sacramento, or Salem Campus libraries.
- Items that do not meet the assessment criteria are offered for free to NU students.
- Remaining items are recycled.
Assessment criteria are general guidelines that library staff use to process donations.
- Scholarly/academic (look at the publisher and bibliography)
- Supports the curriculum
- Evangelical or Pentecostal perspective
- Notable author
- Publishers: Baker, Eerdmans, Hendrickson, IVP, Zondervan
- Less than 20-30 years old
- Commentary Sets
- If we already have the set, update it if the gift is a newer edition or in better condition
- If we do not already have the set, do not add it unless it is a new (currently being produced) set.
- Add up to 2 copies in General for items we have in Reference
- If we have the item in Kirkland Reference, then branches should have up to two copies. See the Reference Collection for a current list of commentary sets.
- Individual commentaries less than 20-30 years old that we have at Kirkland.
- General Christian books that are:
- We have at Kirkland
- Not available as an eBook
- Less than 20-30 years old or considered an in-copyright classic.
- Print journals or magazines
- Older commentaries that we do not already have at Kirkland.
- Freely available online (unless it is very well known and likely to circulate).
- Older than 5-10 years in subjects that date quickly, such as:
- Popular audience (especially psychology, business and politics)
- Marriage and relationships
- Travel guides
- Damaged, poor condition, extensive highlighting
- Musty or moldy (always recycle)
- Self-authored, published
- Proselytizing, biased
- Picture books
- Books in foreign languages we don’t teach.
- Items specific to other denominations.
- Withdrawn from other libraries.