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RML Library Policies

Gift and Donation Policy 
Rowland Medical Library is grateful to those who have enriched our collections through the years with book, journal, and material donations. Due to reduced space and the growth of our electronic resources, Rowland must be selective with additions to the print collections. 
Donations and gifts will be considered for the following:
  • Gifts that may supply the Library with additional copies of heavily used resources or replacement copies for damaged or missing items; for example, recent works in the health sciences in good physical condition and unmarked.
  • Materials of historical significance or rare works may be considered for the University Archives; for example, publications authors by University of Mississippi Medical Center faculty and alumni. 
The donor should provide a list (in person, by mail, via e-mail, or fax) in advance of potential donations to Marisela Madrigal - Head of Technical Services. The list should provide author, title, publication date, edition and publisher for books, if possible; and journal name, range of years and/or volume/issue numbers for serials. Once the list is reviewed, the donor will be contacted about materials Rowland would like to add to the Library's holdings. 
The library retains ownership of all donated material with no restrictions or requirements as to its disposition or incorporation in the collection. Donations to Archives and History are subject to the restrictions set forth by the Archives and History Deed of Donation Form. 


Book/Journal Purchase 
Faculty, staff, and student recommendations for acquisitions of library materials receive priority. Materials are purchased throughout the year, and requests may be made at any time during the year. New books for class reserve should be requested four to six weeks before the class begins.

When submitting many recommendations at the same time, items should be identified according to priority status for purchase. If funds are not available, all recommendations are held until new appropriations are received. Requestors are notified when materials cannot be purchased and if there is a long delay in acquiring a particular item.
To request materials, complete the Book/Journal Purchase Request