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The Wichita State University Libraries
need your help more than ever. The number of books and periodicals
published every year is growing. Yet, because the library's budget
does not keep pace with inflation, fewer works may be added each
year to the collection. If the University is to continue to attract
fine students and faculty, the library must provide the scholarly
books, journals, and databases needed by faculty and students.
Learn about the "Preserve Our Resources Campaign"!
Monetary Gifts and
One way to make a monetary gift to the WSU Libraries is by using the
WSU Foundation's "Online Giving" form. Click
here for the WSU
Foundation form. " Select "University Libraries" in the drop-down
""Gift Designation" box on the form.
You may also contact the Office of
the Dean of University Libraries at (316) 978-5120 about making a
gift to the Libraries.
A gift of $50 or more could purchase
a book in any subject you recommend. If you prefer, the subject may
be chosen by the library staff. A gift of $100 or more could help
purchase several books or a subscription to a journal. A gift of
$1,000 permanently invested produces income that enables the library
every year to add a number of volumes to its collection. A $10,000
named endowment could make very significant additions in books or
journals, either in a field of study of particular interest to the
donor or honoree or in a field selected by the library.
Gifts of Books and Other
To donate books or other materials,
contact the Coordinator of Collection Development at (316)
978-5072. Gift bookplates may be placed in donated volumes at the
request of the donor. All gifts become the property of the library.
The library staff will determine whether the gift will be retained,
where it will be shelved or located, and how it will be cataloged
and circulated. Materials not added to the collection may be sold or
donated to other libraries.
All gifts from identified donors, both
monetary and material in kind, will be acknowledged. Donors who
intend to deduct the value of their gifts for income tax purposes
are encouraged to contact their tax attorneys or their accountants.
Acknowledgment of Gifts
Federal laws do not allow the library to
make appraisals. Donors are invited to consult the AB Bookman's
Yearbook, which is held in the library, to find qualified appraisers
in the region.
Special Collections and University
Archives accept gifts of books, manuscripts, archives, and relevant
artifacts as well as other materials related to the University or
associated with designated collection interests. Contact the Curator
of Special Collections, (316) 978-3590, for more information.
Gifts to Special Collections