McGovern Library is grateful for offers of gifts and materials for its collections. The library welcomes donations that enhance the library’s support of Dakota Wesleyan University’s teaching and resource needs. The library declines offers of gifts if they unnecessarily duplicate existing holdings, if the subject matter is outside the scope of its collections, if the items are in poor condition, or if there are donor restrictions the library cannot honor.
In addition to the general circulating collections of the McGovern Library, specialized resources exist in the University Archives. The University Archives house the official records of DWU, as well as other University-related materials worthy of preservation due to their enduring legal or historical value. This collection has been built entirely by deposit or donation.
The McGovern Library also houses the archives of the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Persons wishing to donate items to DCUMC Archives should contact Laurie Langland, University Archivist (995-2134).
Due to the high costs of managing the gift process,
the library's goal in accepting gifts is to acquire only materials which
are highly relevant to the institution's needs. All potential gifts
will be evaluated in terms of the collection development goals of the
library. These include:
Wellesley College Library
University of Virginia Library