Answered By: Kelly MacWatters
Last Updated: Mar 25, 2015     Views: 10

The Franciscan Friars, friends of the college and other libraries, donated most of the books in the Library’s special collection over the years.  Other special collection titles were gleaned from the library’s regular book stacks.

The primary means for the development of the Special Collections is through non-monetary gifts to the Library. The Siena College Library Gifts Policy is applicable to all donations designated for the Special Collections. Acquisitions which are made through purchase invariably entail a monetary gift to the Library. In these cases items are selected and purchased from dealer catalogs or other dealer offers.

Generally loans of material or temporarily deposited items are not accepted for the Special Collection.