The library welcomes monetary gifts, bequests, or memorials so long as their use is not restricted by conditions which would conflict with the standard practices and policies of the library. All such donations shall become the property of the Danville Public Library.
The library also welcomes gifts of books, recordings, or other library materials, including audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays. Such gifts will be added to the collection in conformity with the “Gifts of Materials” section of the Materials Selection Policy, 3510, of the library. Any materials that do not fit the needs of the library will be disposed of in whatever manner the library decides.
Items purchased with memorial contributions will be shelved with the regular collection. Special provision is made to designate gifts, memorials, or bequests or purchases made from money received as a gift.
Special collections, such as historical materials, books having more than literary value, or manuscripts, will be accepted by the library only if proper provision can be made for their housing, use, and preservation. These special items not accepted by the library shall be returned to the donor or shall be referred to interested parties for consideration.
The library staff will not place a cash value on donated material. Although all gifts in the form of money or materials may be tax deductible, the donor is responsible for determining the fair market value.
In order to provide evidence of a gift for tax purposes, the library will provide a letter of thanks. This letter will provide either a note on total funds donated or, in the case of materials, a brief inventory of the gift, including the total number of paperbacks and hardbound books, number of records, etc. donated.
Due to space and staff time limitations, we can no longer accept:
- LP records
- VHS tapes
- Cassette tapes
- Magazines (including National Geographic)
- Reader’s Digest Condensed Books