Donations Policy

Van Buren Public Library encourages and appreciates donations of books and other materials which are useful and in good condition.  Ownership of donated items transfers immediately and unconditionally to the Library.  Items may be added to the collection, sold in the Library book sale, donated to other institutions, or discarded.  Donated materials shall meet the same criteria as purchased materials for addition to the collection.  Materials will not be accepted with restrictions as to location or use.

Receipts acknowledging gifts of materials are given to those who request them; the Library cannot, however, make any determination as to the value of gifts.  A list must accompany the gift if the donor requires itemization.

Donated current materials must be clean and in good condition.  Current materials that are marked, yellowed, musty, or damaged will not be accepted.

Historical materials will be considered on an individual basis.