CPM Library Gift Policy


What types of gifts are accepted by the CPM Library?

The Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (CPM) Library accepts gifts in-kind of new and used books, journals, some audiovisual materials, photos, and yearbooks as well as medical instruments and items related to CPM, the Ohio College of Chiropody, the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, or the profession of podiatric medicine. All donations become the property of the CPM Library, and the Library Director reserves the right to determine the retention or rejection of the items. Gifts that are within the scope of the selection policy and are in good condition will be retained if an additional or replacement copy is needed. If an item or items are historically significant, those items will be considered for the Archives Collection. Additionally, items signed by the author will be added to the Archives Collection.

What happens to gifts that are not accepted by the CPM Library?

Materials may be discarded for a variety of reasons including duplication of existing titles, poor physical condition of the gift, or the gift being considered outside the scope of the library's selection policy. Gifts not utilized by the CPM Library will be offered as free to other libraries. If other libraries are not interested in the items, they will then be offered for free to CPM students and faculty.

What are the responsibilities of the donor?

Please note that the donor is responsible for transporting the items to the CPM Library. All donors receive a thank you letter for the in-kind gift, and all gifts added to the CPM Library collection will bear a bookplate inside the front cover or attached to the item indicating the donor's name.

By law, the CPM Library cannot provide an appraisal or estimate the value for any donation. Federal tax law generally allows individual donors who give non-cash gifts to the college to claim a charitable contribution deduction for the fair market value of the gift. Donors are encouraged to consult legal, accounting, or other professional advisors about the current IRS regulations governing non-cash charitable contributions. A gift valued at more than $5,000 must be appraised by a qualified appraiser as defined by the IRS.