Donations of materials that enhance the library collection are welcomed. They become the property of Ikeda Library, and the items not added to the library are offered to other institutions, sold at book sales, or discarded if in poor condition. Income from book sales is used for the university's benefit.
Because of the high cost of cataloging, processing, and storage, the library is unable to accept all donations. Before being accepted, list of possible donations is required for the librarians to review and ascertain if they meet the collection development criteria.
In general, items that support the current and evolving curricula as well as those that support the research needs of students and faculty are accepted as long as they are NOT:
Since cataloging and processing new books and rush orders are the cataloger's priority, it may take a long period of time before donated titles become ready for circulation.
A prior arrangement with the Library Director and a list of possible donations are required before delivery of gifts is made. Contact Director of the Library, Hiroko Tomono at (949) 480-4116
Upon delivery, Gift Receipt Form needs to be submitted.
Receipt of Gifts