Gifts to the Library
The library at Wesley Theological Seminary recognizes the value of book and other donations to the overall strength and character of library holdings. We are grateful for the generosity of donors who have contributed resources and gifts to the library throughout the seminary’s history.
Gifts of books and other library materials are accepted upon the discretion of the library director. Even though gifts are free resources, adding them to the collection has other implications (including processing and library space), so gift books must be carefully considered. Potential gifts are evaluated in light of the library’s broader collection development plan, are subject to the same selection criteria used for the acquisition of new items, and should conform to the research, teaching, and learning needs of Wesley Theological Seminary.
Certain items are not accepted, including:
- periodicals (e.g., journals or popular magazines);
- duplicate copies of items in the collection;
- outdated or superseded reference materials;
- general encyclopedias;
- outdated media (e.g., VHS or cassette);
- items that are in poor condition or are extensively marked up.
Please view the Library Gift Agreement and contact the library before sending any potential library resources. The library is not obligated to accept unsolicited gifts.