The Law Library appreciates the donation of gift materials that are appropriate for an academic research law library. The Law Library reserves the right to refuse an offer of material that is inappropriate or is already held in the collection. Please be aware that as legal publications continue to transition from print to digital formats, the requirements for duplicate copies of print materials, including those which have recently been updated, is continuing to decline. In the case of a donation of large numbers of items, the Law Library may request, prior to acceptance, an inventory of intended gift materials.
Gifts are accepted with the understanding that donations, whether of books, monetary gifts, works of art, furniture, etc., become the property of the Law Library. Monetary gifts, if made by check, should be made out to "The University of South Dakota Foundation." To direct such a gift to the Law Library, the donor must so state either in the check's memorandum line or in a separate accompanying letter.
The Law Library will determine the processing, classification, labeling, location, housing, storage and access of all gift items. The Library retains the right to dispose of gifts at any time if deemed appropriate by the Director of the Law Library, in the exercise of his or her sole discretion; the manner of such disposition shall be determined by the disposition regulations of the University of South Dakota.
The Law Library is prohibited from giving appraisals or estimates of value for tax purposes, therefore it is the responsibility of the donor to seek valuation of the gift prior to its donation. The Law Library will provide a letter to the donor acknowledging the gift. Additionally, if the donor desires, the Law Library will place a book plate in the front of donated print resources recognizing the gift.