Library Auction

Thank you for your interest in the NMHU Foundation auction to benefit Donnelly Library! This site is the official online bidding site for the silent auction benefiting the Donnelly Library. Bidding begins on October 1, 2016 exclusively through this website and closes promptly at 5 p.m. Mountain Time on October 6, 2016.


The highest online bid for each item will be the opening bid for the on-site auction, taking place at the Trolley Building on the NMHU campus in Las Vegas, New Mexico, beginning on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 5 p.m. Final bids on all auction items will ONLY be taken in person at the on-site auction, with winners notified that evening. Additional live auction items will be offered at the event, beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2016, and all live auction bids must be placed in person at the on-site auction.

If the final online bid is the winning bid for an item, winners will be notified via email no later than Saturday, October 8, 2016, and will have until 5 p.m. on Monday, October 10, 2016 to contact the NMHU Foundation and make payment for their item(s). Checks (made out to the NMHU Foundation), cash, and major credit cards are accepted. Items must be picked up on or before 5 p.m. on Monday, October 10, 2016 and cannot be stored for future pickup without express permission of the NMHU Foundation. If shipping of an item is desired, the winning bidder agrees to pay the cost of commercially available overnight shipping, including appropriate insurance of the item being shipped in addition to the amount of the winning bid.

If the winning bidder cannot make payment, or otherwise is unable to execute a purchase of the item and take possession of same, the item will be immediately offered to the next highest bidder. All bids shall be considered binding offers to purchase the respective auction items. All items are auctioned as-is, with no warranties or representations, express or implied, material or otherwise, as to the items. Details, descriptions, and valuations for each item, whether via electronic or written materials, are based upon information correct to the best of the knowledge of the NMHU Foundation, the donors, and NMHU. No representations as to the fair market value of any item are made. All sales are final. Void where prohibited.

The NMHU Foundation reserves the right to withdraw any item from the auction at any time, for any reason, at its sole discretion. Purchases of an auction item are ordinarily not eligible as charitable donations unless, and only to the extent that, the purchase price exceeds the fair market value of the item; please see IRS Publication 526 for guidance specific to your situation. No representation is made as to the tax deductibility of any auction purchase.

Contact the NMHU Foundation with any questions at 505.454.3248, or Please bid generously, and enjoy the auction. Thank you for helping us to celebrate the landmark 50th Anniversary of the Donnelly Library at NMHU!