Sacramento City College
Library and Instructional Media Center
Instructional Media Center
Gift Acceptance Policy
Library and Instructional Media Center (the Library) receives donations of books
and other materials that will enrich the collection.
The Library reserves the right to accept or reject gift items and to then
catalog, display, or dispose of these items, as decided by the librarians
responsible for selection. Gifts
which are not added to the Library collections may be given to SCC departments
or to other libraries or agencies, sold, or discarded.
Library follows these criteria in accepting gifts of materials:
will be evaluated for appropriateness and added to the collection only after
they have met the same selection criteria as materials which are to be
purchased. Criteria include quality
of content, relevance to the curriculum, condition, anticipated use, authorís
reputation, comprehension level, favorable reviews, permanence or timeliness,
language, and publisher. The
librarians will seek content area faculty evaluation where appropriate.
Materials which are not generally added include:
duplicate copies, except when heavy use indicates a need for a second or
replacement copy; older editions of titles already owned by the Library;
consumable materials, including workbooks, lab manuals, and tests; outdated
titles; marked or worn materials; broken runs of periodicals, unless they would
complete an existing run; ephemeral materials; pamphlets; and materials outside
the range of the SCC curriculum.
Gifts will not be accepted when the donor requires that they be kept together
and not integrated into the whole Library collection.
the exception of materials pertaining to the history of SCC, the Library staff
cannot accept gifts of old or rare materials requiring protected status.
Gifts generally require more time to process than new materials.
If space and time are not available when a gift is offered, the Library
staff may find it necessary to refuse the gift solely on these grounds.
Donors must deliver gift materials to the Library.
gifts designated for the purchase of certain materials will be accepted provided
that the materials meet the Library selection criteria and are appropriate for
use in the Library.
will generally be acknowledged by letter, however the Library will not provide
donors with monetary evaluations of gifts.