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Gifts

How to Make a Donation of Books or Other Materials

  • Contact the Gifts Coordinator Jeanette Morgan by email at morgjean@uga.edu or by phone at (706)542-0595, Tuesday - Friday. For large donations, donors may contact Ms. Morgan to discuss pick up by Libraries staff.
  • Gifts can be brought to the Main Library Access Services Office (see map) from 8 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Friday or can be mailed to:

Jeanette Morgan
Gifts Coordinator
University of Georgia Libraries
320 South Jackson Street
Athens, GA 30602

General Information

  • The Libraries welcome gifts in any format which add to the body of scholarly knowledge, enhance and enrich the Libraries' existing collections, and support the instructional and research programs of the University 
  • All donations will be reviewed by subject selectors in the appropriate fields before selection for the collection 
  • All gifts are accepted with the understanding that upon receipt the materials become the property of the University Libraries 
  • The Libraries reserve the right to determine acquisition, retention, location, cataloging, and other considerations relating to the gift's use or disposition 
  • In order to facilitate the Libraries' commitment to access, we ask that donors not place restrictions on materials
     

Charitable Contributions and Income Tax Deductions

  • Click here for on-line resources on out-of-print and rare books, appraisals and determining the value of donations
  • The Libraries cannot provide appraisals, tax advice or interpretation of tax laws 
  • For specific questions regarding charitable donations, donors should consult the IRS or a tax expert 
  • The IRS Publications 526 (Charitable Contributions) and 561 (Determining the Value of Donated Property) can help answer questions you may have about regulations governing noncash charitable contributions 
  • Donors must fill out IRS Form 8283 (Noncash Charitable Contributions) when filing taxes if they are claiming a deduction of over $500 for all contributed property