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Acquisition

Welcome to Acquisition

Library acquisition is responsible for selecting, ordering, and receiving materials for our library collections by purchase and gift. 

We make every attempt to provide the information resources to our library patrons. However, library acquisitions are contingent upon available funds. Thank you for your understanding.

To suggest a book or resource purchase, please submit the Library Resource Request Form.

To donate to our library, please contact our librarian AnnMarie Ziadie (201-761-6459; aziadie@saintpeters.edu).

Donate to Library

Saint Peter’s University Libraries accepts gift donations used for the development of its collections and for the purpose of supporting the University community. Valuable to us are materials that fill gaps in our collection and support subject-area curriculum. Scholarly works, hard-to-find books or works on little-known topics enhance academic collections. Materials that duplicate our holdings, outdated textbooks, materials in poor condition, or in a usable format, will not enhance our collection.

Gift donations will be treated as new acquisitions and hence will be evaluated by the same standards; relative to the research and teaching needs of the University.

Ownership

Any materials given to Saint Peter’s University Libraries will become the property of the Library system. The Library will only gift material to its collection it deems relevant and appropriate. Materials not deemed relevant may be sold, re-donated and/or discarded by the Library. The Library will attempt to acknowledge each donor for record keeping purposes.

Appraisal Issues

All materials donated to Saint Peter’s University Libraries are considered non-cash charitable donations. If you need to have your gift appraised for tax deduction purposes, you need to do so prior to making the donation. The library itself is unable to provide appraisals. Please refer to IRS publication 526, Charitable Contributions, and/or publication 561, Determining the Value of Donated Property, from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service website at http://www.irs.gov.

Contact

AnnMarie Ziadie, MLIS, MA
Senior Assistant Librarian – Collection Development & Reference

201-761-6459