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Ways to Give to the Library

Thank you for considering a gift to the UT Health Sciences Library. Donations help us maintain and enrich the quality of our collection and services. Because the University of Tennessee is a nonprofit organization, most gifts qualify for the charitable gift income tax deduction. There are a number of ways to give including:

  • Outright gifts of cash or securities
  • Pledges payable over 3-5 years
  • Gifts of real estate or other personal property
  • Planned gifts such as charitable remainder trusts and gift annuities
  • Books and nonprint materials
  • Items of historical interest

Planned gifts such as charitable remainder trusts and gift annuities have specific tax advantages and can provide lifetime income to you or your designated beneficiary. For further details, questions or to make a gift, contact the UTHSC Development Office (The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 62 S. Dunlap Street, Suite 500, Memphis, TN 38163 Voice: 901.448.4949 Fax: 901.448-5906).

Please make all checks payable to the University of Tennessee or the University of Tennessee Foundation.

Collection Materials

The Health Sciences Library gladly accepts gifts of books and nonprint materials that enhance the library’s collection and support curricular, clinical, and research needs in the health sciences. Newly published books, historical or rare materials, and autographed copies of books published or edited by University of Tennessee health sciences faculty members are especially welcome.

Serial (journal) donations are not usually accepted unless specifically solicited by the library to fill gaps in the collection. However, we can offer journals to other medical libraries.

Prior to making an in-kind donation, please contact E-Services, 448-5406, so the need for the material can be determined. Providing an inventory is very helpful. Large collections may be assessed at their location.

Delivery of materials to the library is the responsibly of the donor. Include a note with the materials that includes your name, address, contact information, and the type and number of items given. All gifts are formally acknowledged by letter.

University of Tennessee policy and the Internal Revenue Service prohibit us from providing appraisals of gifts.

Donated material becomes the property of the library. For various reasons, donations may be offered to other libraries.

Last modified: June 13, 2017