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Rhode Island School of Design

Giving to the Library


In accordance with IRS regulations, the Fleet Library cannot appraise gifts. Appraisals are the sole responsibility of the donor. Please note that once your gift is received by the Library, we cannot accommodate an appraiser; therefore, if you wish to have your collection appraised for tax purposes, you must do so prior to making the donation. The acceptance of a gift which has been appraised does not imply endorsement of that appraisal by the Library.

Gifts to the Fleet Library are tax deductible. Tax forms and guidelines can be found at The following forms may prove useful:

  • IRS Form 8283 (Noncash Charitable Contributions)
  • Publication 526 (Charitable Contributions)
  • Publication 561 (Determining the Value of Donated Property)

Thank you for your generosity to the Fleet Library and to the Rhode Island School of Design. If you have additional financial questions or require a tax receipt, please contact Institutional Advancement at

You can download the Fleet Library Gift Policy here.

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