Gift Policy

The Libraries welcome the donation of gifts as a way to enrich the collections of St. Olaf College and to support the scholarly, artistic, and informational interests of the St. Olaf community as expressed through the undergraduate curriculum and the mission of the College. Current selection policies and College copyright policies apply to gifts received. The Libraries recognize that communication and relationships with alumni and friends of the College may come through contact with the Libraries and Special Collections. The Libraries also recognize the investment of time by librarians and staff in cataloging and processing resources and the other expenses involved with the addition of any item to the collection. Judicious decisions about adding gifts must be made in accordance with existing collection development and copyright policies.

The Libraries reserve the right to make all final decisions on what is added to the collection given the needs and capacities of the Libraries.