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VTCSOM Library: Print Books and Journals Donations Policy

Print Books and Journals Donations Policy

Print Books and Journals Donations Policy

The VTCSOM Library does not accept print book or journal donations, due to space constraints in the physical library and because the library’s collection is almost entirely in digital format, rather than print format.

The library will accept a book authored or edited by a VTCSOM faculty if the book meets one of the criteria:

  • A VTCSOM faculty would like to donate his or her newly published book in excellent condition.
  • The donation is an un-opened biomedical textbook, brand-new, published in the current year.

On the rare occasions that the VTCSOM Library will accept print book donations based on the criteria above, the following rules apply:

  • Donated materials that are accepted by VTCSOM Library become the property of the library and cannot be returned.
  • Once the VTCSOM Library takes possession of a donated item, the Library reserves the right to designate the location and utilization of the donated items.

How do I inquire about donating books or journals?

  • Before donating your materials, please contact vtcsomlibrary@vt.edu. Please include as much detail as possible including author, title, edition, and the date of publication for each item.