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Books donation to the library

Please be notified that the donated books are not assured for housing, retaining, or displaying. The Library's selection and weeding principles apply to gifts in the same manner as they apply to purchase selections. Additionally, the Library accepts new or gently used hardcover and quality paperback books, including media material deemed to be in good condition, and does not accept textbooks or material with highlighting or handwriting. And if it is handy for the donor to provide a list of the material, it may be checked ‎against the Library catalog before making a decision. But the list is a must for the bulk donation (more than a box). If you are considering making a large donation of material, email a list or description of the items to Unselected books will not be returned.  

KU Libraries will not offer or accept the following: 

  • * Items that fail to add value to the Libraries' Collection scope or holdings.
  • * Magazines or newspapers.
  • * Incomplete sets or any items that are missing parts.
  • * Used older textbooks or material with highlighting or handwriting.
  • * Material that contains outdated information about health, science, business, travel guides, technical books ‎, etc. ‎
  • * Reader's Digest condensed books.
  • * Mass market (pocket) paperbacks, advertisements, flyers, pamphlets, postcards, and other promotional ‎material.
  • * Damaged material.
  • * Titles are associated with censorship.
  • * Donations from outside users. 

Collection Development Librarian

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Alia Al-Harrasi
5105 Habshan Library
Sas Al Nakhl Campus (SAN)
+971 231 231 80

Collections DevelopmentĀ Policy and Procedures.

Please see the following policy and procedures for more information.

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