Gift and Donation Information

Our Policy

The Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center recognizes the importance of journal, book and material donations that fill gaps in our  collections. Gifts that are timely in content and/or relevant to the library’s mission can provide depth to the collections and may replace missing or damaged volumes. However, due to the labor-intensive nature of gift processing and University-imposed funding constraints, the library must be very judicious in its acceptance of gifts.

HSLIC also accepts monetary donations that can be targeted to specific areas of need.  Please visit the "Giving to HSLIC" pages for more information.

Donations We Accept

  • Books and journals about the health care field, published in the last five years
  • Books of historical significance
  • Materials of historical interest relating to the history of the Health Sciences Center or the practice of health care in New Mexico

How to Make a Donation

  • Provide a list of the materials, including their publication date.
  • Within 30 days, we will notify you of the materials we are able to accept.
  • A time for delivery will be arranged at a time when personnel and space are available.
  • Send a list of books and print journals to Laura Hall, Resource Access & Delivery.
  • Send a list of historical materials to Laura Hall.

Contact Information

Questions may be addressed to Laura Hall, MLS, Collection Management and Special Projects Librarian.

General Donation Information

All materials accepted become the property of The University (UNM Business Policy 7710) and may be disposed of in accordance with HSLIC Policy 01-007.

The library cannot provide an appraisal for gifts. If you need an appraisal, we suggest that you contact an independent appraiser.

Other Book and Journal Donation Programs

The University of Buffalo's Health Sciences Library maintains a list of International donation programs.

Operation Medical Libraries brings medical books and journals to Afghanistan and Iraq.