Donations of books and other media should be suitable to and within the scope of the library mission and the current programs offered at the University of Central Oklahoma. All materials donated to the library will be reviewed in accordance with the current Library Collection Development Policy.
The Library accepts donations of:
Books (hardback, paperback)
Other (maps, art, etc.)
The Library reserves the right not to accept:
Journals, magazines or newspapers
Outdated content or format
Items in poor physical condition
Items unrelated to current program offerings
Use of Gifts
All gifts are accepted with the understanding that they may someday be sold or disposed of in the best interest of the library. The library cannot commit itself to perpetually housing a donation. Of course, no gift will be disposed of in a careless manner and every donor can be assured the library will respect their donation.
Donations are accepted without special stipulations or restrictions and become property of the Max Chambers Library.
Gifts of materials may be acknowledged but not appraised. Library staff cannot assign cash value to donated items. Appraisal of items for tax purposes is the responsibility of the donor.
Librarians will review donated materials for possible addition to the collection, provided they support our curricula, are in good condition, and do not duplicate our holdings.
Items not added to the collection may be offered to the Friends of Chambers Library for sale. Revenues from this sale are used to enhance the Library in many ways.
The University of Central Oklahoma recognizes the university's main campus is located on the traditional lands of the Caddo and Wichita people.
Visit the UCO Land Acknowledgement website to learn more.