Guidelines for prospective donors – Harris Learning Library

Guidelines for prospective donors are outlined below. Please note we are not currently accepting print materials except in special circumstances.  


Donations inquiries


Contact Rebecca Kasperavicius, Electronic Resources Librarian, to discuss whether a potential donation meets the needs and requirements of our Library collection. The Electronic Resources Librarian must approve all donations before they can be accepted.


Acceptance of donations is based on a number of factors including:

  • Relevance to teaching, learning, and research

  • Physical condition

  • Ability of the donor to provide a list of items for review

  • Indirect costs of evaluating and processing materials

Please note that the Library will not assume shipping costs.

Transfer of ownership

Should the donation be accepted, the Library becomes the owner of the materials and reserves the right to determine access, use, and retention.  

Tax receipts

Your donation may be eligible for a tax receipt.  Tax receipts are issued in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency guidelines.  

  • The minimum amount eligible for a tax receipt is $100 and is based on the fair market value of items selected for addition to the collection. 

  • Collections valued under $1000 are appraised in-house by qualified library staff.  Amounts are based on fair market values.

  • Collections valued over $1000 must be appraised by a qualified professional appraiser approved by the Library.  The Library will not assume costs related to the appraisal.  

  • Complimentary copies and resources purchased with grants or professional development funds are not eligible for a tax receipt.


Questions? Please contact:

Rebecca Kasperavicius, Electronic Resources Librarian

705-474-3450 ext. 4190