Donations and Gift Making Policy
The UNLV Health Sciences Library’s collection comprises nearly 98% digital resources to support equitable access and dissemination of information across all campuses and clinical training sites throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
Roughly 3% of the collection is made up of print materials to support curriculum needs and promote the medical humanities.
Due to limited storage and our goal to remain a digital-first library, donations and gifts may be reviewed if they support the curriculum of the UNLV School of Medicine, existing print collections, UNLV Libraries Special Collections and/or research needs of the university community.
The library reserves the right to determine the retention, location, cataloging treatment, and other considerations related to the use or disposition of all gifts. The library assumes no responsibility for appraisal of gift items, nor can the library accept items under restricted conditions.
Organizations in Need of Books
Before donating to the UNLV Health Sciences Library, please consider donating to other organizations.
- Medical Textbook Donations list by the American Medical Student Association.
- Book Donations Program Guide by the American Library Association which lists a number of organizations actively seeking donations to aid national and international literacy efforts.
- UNLV Surplus Center, donation input form.
Donating to UNLV Health Science Library
Where applicable, the UNLV Health Sciences Library follows portions of the UNLV Libraries Policy whereas:
Gifts are accepted with the understanding and agreement that the UNLV Health Sciences Library makes all necessary decisions as to retention, use, and discard.
If donating, a list that includes title, author and date of publication must be prepared by the donor for the Libraries to check for duplicates already in the collection before any items can be accepted.
Items not currently accepted
- Magazines and journals
- Medical textbooks
- Medical reference books
- Medical study prep books
- Anything in poor physical condition.
- Materials dropped off at the UNLV Health Sciences Library or InfoCommons without previous communication with the HSL Collections Manager
Please contact the HSL Collections Manager at 702-895-0607 if you are thinking about donating items for the collection.
Appraisal and Acknowledgement
UNLV Health Sciences Library staff cannot provide appraisal of value for books or other materials. Written acknowledgement will be provided on request.
Due to limited staff, the UNLV Health Sciences Library staff is not able to arrange for delivery or pickup of donation materials.
Donated items that have been accepted will need to be dropped off at the InfoCommons during business hours.
Shadow Lane Campus
1001 Shadow Lane, Building B
UNLV Health Sciences Library
2040 W. Charleston Blvd,
Other UNLV Libraries
Please note that Special Collections (located in Lied Library) has a separate gift policy and procedures. If donors have gifts that would possibly strengthen the materials in Special Collections, they should contact them directly at 702-895-2234