Books, Periodicals and Other Library Information Materials
Books, periodicals and other library information materials (maps, computer software, media, etc.) generally are accepted as gifts. Books donated in memory of specific individuals or purchased with gift book funds may be identified with gift bookplates. However, because library materials must be handled in a manner consistent with established library procedures, gifts with special conditions governing disposition are carefully reviewed. Materials not retained may be offered to other libraries, the general community, or sold in book sales such as those sponsored by the Friends of the CSUS Library. Retention is subject to the following criteria:
- Relevance to the academic programs and mission of the University.
- Relevance to the mission of the Library.
- Appropriateness of content and format with regard to existing Library collections.
- Potential usefulness.
- Condition of material.