An on-site visit to a donor may be made if the Collection Development Librarian believes such a visit is necessary to evaluate the appropriateness of the gift. Absent a visit, a gift may be refused if the Library does not receive a list of the offered items. An acknowledgement of the gift will be sent to the donor by the Library.
Staff members do not appraise gifts to Schaffer Library, and all appraisals must be performed prior to donation. If the donor wishes to claim a tax deduction, he or she must inform the Union Fund, Abbe Hall/Carriage House, Union College, 807 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12308. A form will be sent to the donor by the Library for this purpose.