MEC Lib Gift Policy

MEC Lib Gift Policy

MEC Library : Book donation and Gift 

We would like to thank the “Friends of the MEC Library” for their continued generous contributions and support, which has enabled the library to further develop its collecions and improve its services and facilities.   

1)-Book donation:
The library is more than happy to receive book donations. Depositing any periodical is not encouraged, except for a complete run of a relevant periodical that is missing from the MEC collection. 
The Library Retention Policy is outlined below to guide you through in making a donation:
i)-The library will be delighted to add any book donations, either small or large, if they do fall within its remit. For the acquisition policy, please see the "MEC Library Acquisition Policy".
ii)-Samml collection: in the case of receiving a collection of less than 20 volumes, the library will add the donor’s name on the bookplate, to identify teh source.  
iii)-Large collection: the library will name any donated collection of over 20 volumes after the donor.  The library will be designing a special bookplate to taht effcet, to inlcude the initials of the donor to the given class/mark to each title that adds to the collection.  
The library is proud to have been able to include many invaluable collections to its holdings that have been given to the library either as “donation” or as “Bequeathed”. Such examples are : a)-Bequeathed collection of “Sir Denis Wright”; b)- Bequeathed library of “Harold and Doreen Ingrams”; c)-donated collection by “Dr Ali Allawi”;  d)- donated collection by “ Ivor Lucas”.  To list but a few.
iv)- the remaining of of teh donated collectuion will be sold.  The sale proceedings will be spent on purchasing new books.  The new accessions will be treated as part of that named collection, as has described above.   

The library thanks those “Friends of the MEC Library” for their generous contribution by funding the collection development as well as improving the library’s facilities. 
Such contributors are listed below : a)-Professor Joseph Sassoon, from his gift the library has managed to build a large collection of the most popular of Archive Editions, otherwise too expensive to afford ; b)-the library has hugely improved its Iranian Studies sction, due to a substantial gift made by another “Friend of the MEC Library”, the Soudavar Foundation; c)- Mr Marwan Shakarchi, who has funded the librray to purchase a much needed microfilm digitising scanner, the equipment that will allow researchers to consult the library's unique microfilm collection onsite.  The Oxford Univeristy Library services offers only one other scanner located in the Central Bodleian library.

Please help your library in its fund raising campaign to improve its facilities. As a small token of appreciation, we will duly name any item that has been funded by you, as it has been outlined above.
We will be more than happy to discuss the ways in which your gift will be received and acknowledged.   
To make any donation please either contact the Center's director, Professor Eugene Rogan: , or the library at