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Library Gifts and Support

Policy Number LIB-011
Effective Date September 11, 2010
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Library Gifts and Support

UMass Dartmouth and southeastern Massachusetts need a growing, changing, improving library to meet today’s and tomorrow’s information and research needs.
Partnerships with friends and benefactors help nurture the library as it grows with the new century. With your support, the Library will be able to maintain the quality of the collections, offer expanded services, and improve the attractiveness of the building, inside and out.

There are several ways that you can help support the University Library.

The Campaign for the Claire T. Carney Library
Transforming the intellectual heart of the campus
"The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, acting as an intelletual catalyst for regional economic, social, and cultural development... Our goal is to transform the library - to transform the intellectual heart of the university - into a modern hub of knowledge creation, dissemination, and interaction, and hence we are embarking on this library expansion and renovation campaign".
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Book Plate Program
Celebrating the value of a good book
The University Library is pleased to accept gifts designated to purchase books in honor of or in memory of individuals and families. An attractive bookplate, including the name of the person(s) honored, is placed inside the front cover of every gift book added to the collection. Gifts can range from $40 for a single book to $1,000 for a "bookshelf" of 40 books. Gifts at the $500 to $1,000 levels also allow the donor to select a specific subject, from this list of Collection Specialties.
What better way to pay tribute to someone special while making a lasting contribution to higher education at UMass Dartmouth.
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Gifts of Materials
The Library welcomes your donations of books, periodicals, music discs, videos and other library materials. When you consider making a donation, please keep in mind the academic and research orientation of the Library. For more information, contact Bruce Barnes, Collection Development and Library Acquisitions at 508-999-8666 or Email Bruce Barnes.
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Library Associates
Founded in 1974, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Library Associates are people who are interested in the University Library and who hope to:

  • Promote understanding of the Library's mission, policies, plans and concerns, and
  • Enrich the Library's resources and facilities

Library Associates offer programs that reflect the Library's mission and raise funds to assist the Library in building its collections and offering a variety of services and programs.

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