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About: Gifts and Donations

Gifts and Donations

Gifts and Donations Policy

Gifts in Kind

To advance the instructional, learning, research, and spiritual mission of the University, the CCU Library is selective in accepting gifted items. Accepting gifts requires significant resources and costs incurred in handling, processing, accessioning, cataloging, storing, conserving, preserving and providing access to contributed materials. For these reasons, the CCU Library does not accept periodicals, moldy, damaged materials or items which are in outdated formats and/or are already accessible from the CCU Library collection. The Library does not guarantee gifts will be added to the CCU Libraries collection.

Once donated, gifted items become the absolute and unconditional property of the University and will not be returned to the donor. Upon receipt, the CCU Library reserves the right to determine retention, location, cataloging treatment, and other considerations related to their use, maintenance, removal, or disposal. If unsolicited materials are mailed, dropped off or otherwise delivered, the CCU Library reserves the right to use or dispose of such materials in any manner it deems appropriate and without any obligation whatsoever to the person who donated the materials.

If you are interested in finding out more about making a donation to the CCU Library, contact Oliver Schulz, (303) 963-3257.  Sending a list of titles before bringing any gift materials to us is helpful but not necessary.  Library faculty will review the list to determine whether the content is already available in the library and/or whether it supports the instructional, learning and research mission of the University.  Donors can also search the library catalog here

Electronic Gifts

At this time we are not accepting donations of e-books. 

Gift Acknowledgment and Valuation

When donations are accepted, donors may request to receive a letter signed by the University Library Director acknowledging their gift. This letter can be used to claim a tax deduction for charitable giving. Appraisals of gifts to the CCU Library for tax deduction purposes are the sole responsibility of the donor. The CCU Library and the University does not appraise donated items. If you intend to claim a tax deduction for charitable giving, you should consult with a tax advisor regarding any applicable rules or conditions.

More Donation Options

These resources accept books for a variety of causes and purposes. 

Word of Life Uganda accepts theological books for students in Africa. Mail books to "Word of Life Uganda Library, Word of Life Fellowship Inc., 71 Olmsteadville Road, Pottersville NY 12860."

Better World Books is an online used bookstore. Unsold books are donated to developing countries. See website for details. Book drop locations are also available here.

City of Lakewood Recycling accepts books at their two receiving facilities. This is a better choice for old, outdated,and poor condition books.


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