The Indiana University School of Medicine Ruth Lilly Medical Library (RLML) welcomes gifts of books, journal subscriptions and other information resources and artifacts that enhance the collections and support the instructional and research programs of the School of Medicine. Generous gifts of past and present benefactors have enriched the medical library.
Donation selection decisions are based on the RLML’s Collection Development Policy. Gifts are accepted with the understanding that they become the property of Indiana University and that the RLML may make all necessary decisions as to their retention, location, cataloging treatment, and other considerations relating to their use and disposition. Materials that members of the RLML staff determine are not appropriate for the collection may be exchanged with other libraries, or otherwise used for the University’s benefit and goodwill, in accordance with established procedures.
The following limitations are placed on the acceptance of gifts:
- The appraisal of a gift to the RLML is the responsibility of the donor, as members of the RLML staff are not permitted to appraise gifts.
- Gifts offered with conditions attached may be accepted only with the approval of the RLML Director.
- Gifts of money to purchase books or access to digital materials are also welcomed. A special fund may be established for large gifts, while smaller gifts will be added to the endowment fund established for this purpose.