Passed in the Library Affairs Meeting on December 2, 2002
Passed in the Library Affairs Meeting on December 28, 2015
Passed in the Library Affairs Meeting on September 5, 2019
I. The National Taiwan Normal University Library (hereinafter referred to as the Library) has created these guidelines in order to effectively process donated books and materials.
II. Donated books and materials will be accepted if they meet the University’s research or collection acquisition criteria. However, the following types of books and information shall not be accepted:
III. Only University faculty are allowed to make personal donations of books or materials. In principle, donated books or materials will not be stored in a dedicated location or on a dedicated shelf. Donors should deliver donated books to the Library. The Library will not collect donated books from other locations.
IV. The Library has the right to handle donated books and materials as it sees fit, including collecting, displaying, discarding, or giving away these books or materials. In ambiguous or controversial cases, the Collection, Acquisition and Development division will invite related parties to discuss how these cases would be handled. Unless written notice is provided in advance that books and materials shall not be added to the Library’s collection and needs to be returned to the donor, the Library will not return any donated books or materials.
V. Donors who provide a method of contact when making donations will receive a letter of appreciation from the Library after the donated books or materials have been accepted. Donors who donate large quantities of books or materials, or highly-valuable books or materials, will receive special appreciation after a resolution to do so is passed by the Library Affairs Meeting.
VI. These guidelines have been implemented after being approved by the Library Affairs Meeting. The same shall apply to all subsequent amendments.