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HNU Library

About Cushing Library

Procedures, policies, and commonly-asked questions

Donating to the Cushing Library

Monetary Donations

All monetary donations will be acknowledged in writing. Please make checks payable to Holy Names University and note it is for the Paul J. Cushing Library. Please feel free to call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (510) 436-1245 should you wish to receive more information about making a monetary gift to benefit the Cushing Library.

Book Donations

Donations of books and other materials are accepted on a case-by-case basis, due to the need to conserve shelf space and prioritize books that support current course requirements.

  • Donations of five or more items must be coordinated in advance with the library director.
  • The Library accepts gifts and donations with the understanding that the library will manage the donations in the manner which best meets the needs and interests of the Library.
  • The Library cannot guarantee that donated materials will be added to, or permanently retained in, the library collection.

The Library regrets it cannot appraise donations, but will be pleased to acknowledge donations in writing if requested. Provide a list of donated items and your contact information.