No Book Memorial Requests will be honored unless they are accompanied by the appropriate form, which can be obtained at the library (at the Circulation Desk) or can be found online. The online form can be printed and filled out, or can be filled out online. Patrons wishing to donate a book as a Memorial MUST use this form. Questions about the form can be directed to the Library Director at 265-2281.
Do NOT send Book Memorial Requests to Institutional Advancement. They should be sent directly to the library. Checks or money received without a donation form will NOT be processed; they will be returned to the donor with instructions on how to access the form.
The Alumnae Library Book Memorial Program is designed so that patrons who wish to support our collection can help by leave a lasting memorial for a loved-one. Memorials will be honored for 25 years after they have been given to the college, at which point the library will make a determination on whether to continue retention of the memorial book based on its appropriateness to the college at that time and its physical condition.
If you are interested in donating a Memorial Book and have questions about the process, contact the library.
The Memorial Book will be purchased as soon as possible and a commemorative book plate will be placed inside the front cover. A memorial card will be sent to a person of your choice (who you MUST identify on the donation form—and include the person’s address as we do not have access to that information otherwise), and a second card will be sent to you. The Memorial Book is then placed into the Alumnae collection for at least 25 years.
We are a private Catholic coeducational liberal arts college founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, Massachusetts. Elms College is located in Chicopee, Massachusetts, and grants associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.