Donating to the Engineering and Physical Sciences Library
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (EPSL) welcomes donations of
recently published scholarly materials. Textbooks are not accepted.
further information on donating to the University of Maryland Libraries check
Guidelines for Making Donations to the UM Libraries.
The Process for Donating Materials to EPSL
When a list of
proposed gift titles is received it is checked against the library collection.
Items we do not own are routed to the appropriate
specialist to be considered for addition to the collection.
only accepted unconditionally; that is, the Engineering Library reserves the
right to determine the disposition of the donated materials. Unwanted materials
are generally put on our giveaway table for students to take. Donors are sent
an acknowledgement letter from EPSL.
To discuss making a donation to the
Engineering Library please contact
Pinar Beygo, (301) 405-9145.
Although the Library can acknowledge receipt of gifts, we cannot provide
donors with appraisals of the gifts for tax purposes. If a donor requires an
appraisal, we recommend that he or she consult an independent appraiser prior to
making the donation, or use a list of the donated titles to check against used
book seller inventories for approximate current valuations.
Bookseller Sites (for market valuation)