Material Donation Policy

GLOUCESTER COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM

GIFTS AND DONATIONS POLICY

LIBRARY MATERIAL DONATION

POLICY

The Gloucester County Library System (GCLS) accepts donations of books, audiobooks, DVDs and CDs. GCLS may accept donations of materials that pertain to local history. Items must be in good condition. Good condition is defined as not containing dirt, dust, mold, mildew, water damage, musty odor, broken bindings, torn, missing, yellowed or brittle pages, or markings in pen, pencil, crayon or highlighter. An inscription or ownership stamp (including a bookplate) is acceptable. GCLS reserves the right to add any donated item(s) to the collection or distribute, sell, or discard them.

The Library will not accept newspapers, newsletters, magazines or encyclopedias.

The Library will not appraise or assign a monetary value to donated materials. On request, a statement acknowledging receipt of the donation will be provided.

Donors should call the library before bringing in donated materials.  Library staff are not available to lift or carry any boxes, bags, etc. of donated items.  Library staff are not available to pick up donated material from patron homes.

Library staff reserve the right to accept or reject donations based on the above criteria, as well as storage considerations. GCLS will not guarantee donated items will be added to the collection. 

Adopted by the GCL Commission on July 26, 2017.