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Gifts to the Library


Your gifts and involvement with UVU always make a difference in a student's life. Although UVU receives funding from the state of Utah, we depend on the generosity of donors to fund important educational priorities and provide resources for student learning and success. For more information on how you can support, please contact a library representative.

Librarians will review donated materials for addition to the collection in accordance with the Library Collection Development Protocol. The Library encourages donors, wherever possible, to submit a list of items offered which can be compared with materials currently in the collection and collection needs.

The following types of materials will not be included in the collection:

  • Materials excluded from acquisition by the Collection Development Guidelines
  • Out-of-date material not of historical value
  • A duplicate of items already in the collection unless usage warrants inclusion
  • Materials in poor physical condition which would not justify the expense of processing
  • VHS tapes.

The Library reserves the right to dispose of materials that are not added to the collection. The Library will determine the classification, housing, and circulation guidelines of all gift items, and no restrictions on usage may be made by the donor. A receipt letter will be furnished to the donor, but the Library will not be responsible for a monetary valuation statement for tax or other purposes.

Donation Form for Small Gifts-in-Kind (Under $5,000)
Donation Form for Large Gifts-in-Kind (Over $5,000)

For more information on donating to the University, please visit UVU Development.

George Sutherland Archives Donation Protocol

We are appreciative of gifts, and we will consider donations of materials that fit within our current collection scope. Because our collecting scope is narrow, potential donors must contact the Archives prior to donating materials. Call Catherine at 801.863.8821 or Aimee at 801.863.8173.

Collection Scope of the George Sutherland Archives

The George Sutherland Archives focuses on building collections in the following areas:
  • The history of Utah Valley University
  • Professional or personal manuscripts, publications, and papers of current and former UVU administrators, faculty, staff, and notable alumni or area residents
  • UVU students’ theses or other faculty-reviewed projects or other publications
  • The secular history of local cities, particularly Orem, Lindon, Vineyard, and surrounding communities
  • Utah County history
  • General Utah history
  • American Deaf history and culture, particularly Utah

We focus on collecting the following types of items that fit within the stated collection scope:

  • Photographs
  • Memorabilia
  • Oral histories

Please note: We are not actively collecting rare books and other rare items that do not fit our scope.

Protocol for Donating to the George Sutherland Archives

Updated: May 30, 2017

This protocol is governed by UVU Policy 231, Section 4.0.

  • Please first contact the archivists at the George Sutherland Archives to discuss your donation.
  • If you would like to use a donation for tax purposes:
    • Please have your items appraised ahead of time by a professional appraiser
    • Please make arrangements with the Archives staff regarding your donation prior to December 1 of each year
  • Please bring items directly to the Archives staff in FL 302.
  • We will let you know within a 30 day assessment period whether we will accept the materials. Some materials might not be added to the collection. These materials may be retrieved by the donor within 10 working days of notification.
  • Please include current contact information with all donations.
  • We reserve the right to refuse any donation and to dispose of any materials that are not added to the collection
  • Potential donors must also work with the UVU Foundation on all gifts-in-kind donations and use the following UVU Foundation Donation Forms
  • UVU faculty and students interested in donating original digital publications, projects or theses to the UVU Digital Repository may submit a Digital Repository Donation Form with the file(s) attached. For donations of all other digital items please contact us.

Contact Us

Circulation Desk: 801.863.8886
Reference Desk: 801.863.8840
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Philanthropy & Donor Relations

Jenna Boltz

Jenna Boltz
jboltz@uvu.edu
801.863.5097
ME 132E

Gifts in Kind

Jacques d'Emal

Jacques d'Emal
jacques.demal@uvu.edu
801.863.8058
FL 214b

Archival Donations

Catherine McIntyre

Catherine McIntyre
mcintyca@uvu.edu
801.863.8821 or 801.863.7066
Sutherland Archives
FL 302, MS #145