Gift Information for Donors


Thank you for your interest in donating to JMU Libraries and Educational Technologies. As a means of enriching the library collections, the James Madison University Libraries accepts gifts that add to value and depth to the libraries’ collections and support the instructional and research programs of JMU.  Gifts of money, books and other research materials can be used to develop the libraries’ collections.  For larger monetary gifts or “gifts in kind” of significant monetary value, contact the JMU Development Office, (800) 296-6162. For questions concerning gifts of books and research materials, please contact the Director of Collections, 540-568-3366; if you are affiliated with a department at James Madison University, please contact your library liaison.


Those interested in donating books and research materials are asked to provide a list of those materials. Please use the library spreadsheet to list those titles, available at on the webpage “Gifts Information For Donors.” The library will provide a written acknowledgment receipt of gifts totaling more than 50 books, by request.  Donors interested in an appraisal of gift items are advised that this is the responsibility of the donor, and that appraisals should be made before gifts are transferred to JMU Libraries to establish their fair market value. The library does not provide estimates of cost or value for gifts.  


Gifts will be evaluated for appropriateness for our collections based on the Library’s Collection Development Policy. The library retains the right to determine their retention, use, and location.

Here are some further considerations for donating books and other materials:


Download the JMU Libraries Donation Form (MS Word)

Thank you for your interest in JMU Libraries.