Gift Policy

Revised 10-1-07

 

Section 1.

The Albion Library & Heritage Center welcomes gifts of new and used books, audio & video recordings, and similar materials. Items will be added to the collection in accordance with the collection policy of the Library.

Once donated, items become the property of the Albion Library and may be given to other libraries and non-profit agencies, sold, traded, or discarded if they are not added to the collection.

Donated items will not be returned to the donor and the Library will not accept any item that is not an outright gift. The library also reserves the right to decide when a gift added to the collection must be withdrawn.

 

Section 2.

The Library will acknowledge in writing the receipt of donated items but is unable to set fair market or appraisal values. It is recommended that the donor make a list of items donated.

If items are being donated to obtain a tax benefit, it is the donor’s responsibility to establish fair market value or obtain expert assistance in establishing any value.

 

Section 3.

Monetary gifts, bequests and memorial or honorary contributions are particularly welcome. Funds donated will be used to purchase items in accordance with selection policy of the library.

Books and other materials purchased with bequests and memorial or honorary contributions will be identified with special donor plates whenever possible. If requested, notification of memorial or honorary contributions will be sent to the family of the person being recognized. Suggestions for subject areas or other areas of interest are welcome and will be followed to the extent possible.

 

Section 4.

Acceptance of all gifts, including cash, will be determined by the Library board based on the suitability of the purposes and needs of the Library, laws and regulations that govern the ownership of the gift, and the Library’s ability to meet the requirements associated with the donation.

The Library reserves the right to refuse or reject any gift.

 

Section 5.

Gift disclaimer form must be signed for items that are placed in Library on loan.