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Donations & Gifts

The statue of Marguerite D'Youville

Your donations and gifts help the library develop resources, enhance the collection, and support D'Youville's academic programs.

Gifts to the Library

The library welcomes and heartily appreciates gifts. Donations enrich and enhance the collection, and contribute to the library's mission of supporting D'Youville's academic programs. Monetary and in-kind gifts are a vital part of library's resource development.

Donation Guidelines

All donated items become the property of the library, which reserves the right to decide what will be added to the collection or discarded.

Monetary donations to the library may be made in honor or in memory of an individual. Bookplates may be placed in or on materials purchased from such a donation. Information to be put on these bookplates should be supplied by the donor. The library will honor all reasonable requests for the use of donated funds, but those requests must conform to the parameters of the library collection, based upon its mission. Please mail all monetary donations to:

The Office of Institutional Advancement
631 Niagara St.
Buffalo, NY 14201

Please make all checks payable to the Montante Family Library.

Gift materials are received by the acquisitions department, except for journal donations, which are handled by the periodicals librarian. The library's subject specialists will decide on the disposition of donated materials, according to established criteria. Materials that are not needed, or that are unsuitable for the library collection, are sold or donated to other agencies. Materials in unusable condition are usually discarded. Materials with restrictions requiring special handling, or non-integration into the library collection are not normally accepted.

The determination of a gift's value for tax purposes is the donor's responsibility. The library will acknowledge gifts by letter, specifying the date of receipt, and the number and type of donation(s). Monetary appraisals will not be included.

The library regrets that it cannot pick up donated materials, unless very special circumstances exist. If the donor wishes to deliver the items to the library, the acquisitions librarian should be contacted to set up a mutually agreeable time.

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Niagara Street Annex (NIA), Room 1FL
320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201

Phone: 716-829-7803

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