Gifts of Library Material
We are no longer accepting donations from the public. We recommend that the public check their local library’s donation policy.
Anderson County Library
Greenville County Library
Pickens County Library
Oconee County Library
Contact directly for specific information regarding policy
For Clemson faculty who wish to make a donation, coordinate through your subject liaison. Please visit the Subjects Librarian web page for your liaison contact information.
The Libraries reserves the right not to add gifts to their collections, but may sell materials not accepted or may donate items to another library. The revenue generated from the sale of these donations will be used to purchase new materials for the Libraries collections. Materials in unsalable condition will be recycled.
Tax Deductibility of Gifts in Kind
Library employees may not act as appraisers of gifts to the Libraries, nor may they suggest as appraisers, names of employees of Clemson University.
We recommend donors consult with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or a tax expert for detailed information on appraisals and donated materials for a charitable tax deduction. Clemson University Libraries does not accept gifts of books with an actual value unless the gift is appraised by a qualified third party. Please note that IRS laws prohibit the Libraries and its employees from assessing the monetary value of any Gifts of Library Material.
For more information, visit the IRS web site. Potential donors may also want to consult IRS Publication 526, Charitable Contributions or IRS Publication 561, Determining the Value of Donated Property, both available at the IRS web site.