Unisa library donating procedure


The procedure ensures that donors are respected in all their dealings with the Unisa Library and that donors receive appropriate appreciation and recognition that encourages on-going support.

Archival acquisition

The archival manuscript collections in the Unisa Library Archives are made up of donations with a small percentage of purchased materials. Donations are only accepted on the following conditions, to which the donors must agree in writing:

Collection acquisition 

The Unisa Library welcomes donated material which complies with the University's teaching and research requirements

Conditions of acceptance

The Library reserves the right to accept or decline donations, and to dispose of unwanted resources in accordance with its collection development guidelines. Donated resources are only accepted on the understanding that they become the property of the Library. As a general principle, the Library will not accept conditional donations where restrictions are placed on the use or accommodation of the resources

All resources accepted as donations are processed into the collection in the same manner as those acquired by purchase. The Library will decide on the appropriate location of the resources, appropriate time line and determine issues of retention and future weeding

Donations to Library partners

Items can be donated by the Unisa Library if they are:

Requests by outside institutions or individuals for stock to be donated by the Unisa Library should be directed to the Library Donor Relations Coordinator

To arrange for a meeting:

Contact : Bridgette Masango

Tel : +2712 429 3385

Address : Samuel Pauw 5-12
P O Box 392
Unisa 0003
South Africa

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