All library gifts which are made to the Savannah State University Library are accepted with the understanding that upon receipt the materials become the property of the Savannah State University Library. The Library staff is responsible for determining the retention, location, cataloging treatment, and other considerations relating to the use or disposition of such gift materials.
Gifts accepted by the Library may serve a variety of purposes. Some are added to the collections as first or replacement copies. Those not added to the Library's holdings may be offered to another library, sent to a state facility, donated to a worthy cause, sold or discarded.
The Savannah State University Library makes written acknowledgements of all gifts accepted. The letter of acknowledgment notes the number of volumes received and includes a list of items but not an estimate of the value of the gift.