Gifts are accepted for review with the understanding that they will only be added to the collection if they meet collection development requirements and guidelines. After content appropriateness has been determined, the condition of the items will be considered before being added. Works in poor condition will not generally be added unless they are classics in specific research fields or in the area of naval or military history. Gifts are accepted without any restrictions or promises of immediate or future disposition. When requested, the Library will acknowledge the gift with a letter of thanks and a gift plate. The Library will only acknowledge the number of items donated but will not, and cannot legally, provide an appraisal or estimate of the value. Gift serial subscriptions are encouraged but the items need to be addressed directly to the Library. Gift donors will be referred to the Collection Development Coordinator [831-656-3500] or the University Librarian [831-656-2343].