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Book Donation Programme

The Marie Curie Library helps individual university/research libraries/institutes in Developing Countries through the distribution of highly specialized scientific research material.

 

 

Applying for Donations

Libraries/institutes in Developing Countries may send requests via e-mail to libdon@ictp.it indicating the following in the message:

  • Full name of the librarian/head of the department
  • Complete mailing address
  • Field of interest

 

Donations are made to libraries/institutes only and must be made available to all students and faculty.

The Book Donation Programme does not provide support for shipping/purchasing equipment of any nature nor does it reimburse customs and/or other expenses incurred by the receiving Institute.

 

Distribution Through Mailing List

Material in stock is offered to libraries/institutes in Developing Countries recorded on a mailing list; priority is based on economic conditions of individual countries.

Material must be acknowledged by the librarian/head of the department.

 

Direct Selection by Visiting Scientists

Visiting scientists from Developing Countries may personally select available material on behalf of their library/institute on a help yourself basis.

Material must be acknowledged by the librarian/head of the department.

 

Acquisition of New Books

New books may at times be purchased for libraries/institutes upon request – funds permitting.

Requests are only accepted if sent by heads of departments and must include the research aspects of the institute. If approved, material is sent directly to libraries/institutes via registered M-bags.

Material must be acknowledged by the librarian/head of the department.

 

Making Donations

The Library welcomes donations from institutes/individuals wishing to help libraries/institutes in Developing Countries. Donors, however, must adhere to the following rules:

  • Send a complete list of book titles to the Library (only highly specialized scientific research literature is accepted)
  • Send a list of journal titles and volumes to the Library (only complete volumes of highly specialized scientific research literature are accepted)
  • Inform the Library if prepared to pack material, send to libraries/institutes and pay postal costs or,
  • Inform the Library if prepared to pack material, send to libraries/institutes and pay postal costs in advance then be refunded; exceptionally and funds permitting, a small contribution towards mail expenses may be provided, but only after the Library has received confirmation that books/journals have reached destination and receipts/cash stubs have been submitted; the Library does not provide any contribution in advance.

 

Offers are collected and carefully examined prior to taking any decision or making any commitment.

It should be noted that the Library does not search for recipients.

 

 

For additional information, e-mail libdon@ictp.it