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Gifts and Donations

Monetary Gifts

You can provide a lasting tribute to a family member, friend, or colleague by making a monetary contribution to the LSU Health Shreveport Health Sciences Library for the purchase of a Library resource in print or electronic format. Click here for more information.

For information on supporting the Library through other financial contributions and endowments, please contact Director Dixie Jones at 318-675-5455 or djon17@lsuhsc.edu.

Historical Materials

Books, papers, photographs, newspaper clippings, artifacts, etc., related to the history of LSU Health or any of the preceding institutions (Shreveport Charity Hospital, Confederate Memorial Medical Center, LSU Medical Center, LSU Health Sciences Center) or to the medical history of the region may be appropriate for the Library's History of Medicine Collection. If you believe that your materials may be of historical significance, contact Dixie Jones at 318-675-5455 or djon17@lsuhsc.edu.

Donating Materials for the Main Collection

The Library appreciates gifts of journals, current medical books, and current hardback fiction and non-fiction "leisure reading" books for possible addition to the collection.  All donations delivered to the library are accepted, with the understanding that the library becomes the owner of the material and reserves the right to determine retention, location, cataloging treatment, and other considerations related to use or disposition. Materials not needed for the LSU Health Shreveport Health Sciences Library collection will be offered to other libraries or discarded.

The Collection Management Section of the library maintains a record of the persons and departments that have donated items, along with the format of items donated; however, these records do not include number of items donated or the value of those items. Each donor receives an e-mail acknowledgment when the first donation of the calendar year is received. At the end of each calendar year, each donor receives a letter which states that a donation was made but does not specify the number of items or value of the gift. Any additional recordkeeping for tax purposes is the responsibility of the donor.

Donors who wish to make a gift of materials to the library should send a list of the titles and publication dates of items to be donated. Library personnel will evaluate the list and make arrangements with the donor for delivery of any items that are needed.

The library maintains a list of local, national, and international institutions and organizations that accept donations of used books and journals. This information will be forwarded upon request.

For more information on donating materials please contact Betty Tucker at 318-675-5457 or btucke@lsuhsc.edu.

(Updated December 2013)