Guidelines for Donating Materials

Thank you for your interest in supporting the goals and mission of the LCPL. Here are some helpful guidelines for donating materials to the library:

  1. We accept donations of recent materials in usable condition. We do not accept textbooks, encyclopedias, old magazines, out of date material, or items with mold or mildew.
  2. All gifts or donations accepted by the Library become the property of the Library, which will have the ultimate decision to keep or dispose of the items in any manner it deems appropriate. In most cases, usable library materials that the Library does not add to its collections are sold as part of either LCPL or the Friends of the Library Book Sales or offered to other charitable organizations. 
  3. Donated items will not be returned to the donor and the library will not accept any item that is not an outright gift. 
  4. At the request of the donor, the Library will supply a Books and Materials Acknowledgement form signed by the employee receiving the materials. The form may be used by the donor to keep an official record of the donation.
  5. The Library does not evaluate or appraise gift materials for tax purposes. 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. The IRS prohibits the LCPL from determining market value. 
  6. We ask that you donate what can be physically carried inside the library.