Donations

Would you like to make a material donation to the Ruusbroec Institute Library?

Procedure

Should you wish to make a material donation, please contact the Ruusbroec Institute Library (erna.vanlooveren@uantwerpen.be). If the library is able to accept your donation, an agreement will be made as to the date when the materials will be transfered. The library can arrange transport in the case of large quantities of materials.   

Criteria for acceptance

A number of criteria must be met in order for the library to decide if we are able to accept any donations offered:

  • Is the donation a relevant addition to the collection of the library?
  • Does the donation fit into the collection policy of the library?
  • Are the materials in good physical condition?

The library can refuse material donations at any time.

Further information

If the library choses to accept a donation, the materials become property of the library. Further details on selection, cataloguing, placing and availability are stipulated in a donation agreement of the University of Antwerp. 

In cases where (a part of) the donation is not accepted, the library will try to find a suitable alternative. Materials can be offered to another library, although exchanging or selling may also be suggested as an option. In cases where (a part of) the materials are sold, the revenues will be used for the library collections. Every benefactor will receive a letter of gratitude.