The Alfred R. Goldstein Library at Ringling College of Art + Design appreciates the consideration of those who would like to donate books and other materials to enhance the collections. However, space considerations, collecting priorities, and the high cost of processing donated materials means that we are selective about what is accepted for addition to the collection.
Selection decisions are made by the library director in consultation with other staff and librarians; and are informed by the needs of the collection as it supports the curriculum, research interests of the faculty, and the information needs of the RCAD community.
The Goldstein Library will consider accepting materials according to the following criteria and conditions:
Potential donors should be aware that the Goldstein Library does NOT accept the following types of materials:
On acceptance, gifts are irrevocable and become the property of the Ringling College Library. Items that we are unable to add to the collection may be donated or otherwise disposed of. When gifts are accepted, an acknowledgement letter of receipt will be sent for the donor's tax purposes. Ringling College does not provide valuation of materials, and it is the donor's responsibility to provide a title list if he or she wishes that information to be attached to the letter.
Delivery: Neither the Goldstein Library nor Ringling College provides a pickup or delivery service. Donors must make prior arrangements before dropping off previously accepted materials to ensure that someone is available to receive the items. Library staff will not transport boxes of books inside the building.
For inquiries or questions about this policy, please contact Bianca Prather-Jones, Director of Library Services at email@example.com or 941-359-7582.
Special Collections Gifts:
The Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center manages artists' publication projects, prints, and rare books. Please read the Special Collections Center's Gift Policy or contact Special Collections directly for further information about donations: firstname.lastname@example.org.