Materials Donation Policy

We are temporarily unable to accept donations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We will accept donations again once the library can reopen.

Hubbard Memorial Library welcomes gifts of books and other materials with the understanding that such gifts must meet the same evaluative standards required of purchased materials.

All material must be in like-new or at most gently-used condition. Items in poor condition are not accepted, as follows:

  • Materials with torn pages, excessively worn covers.
  • Materials with yellowed, brittle pages or damaged bindings.
  • Dirty, dusty items.
  • Stained, water damaged, mildewed items.
  • Materials with notes or highlighting.
  • Scratched or worn media.

The library cannot accept: encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest Condensed books, text books, magazines, travel guides more than a few years old, VHS tapes, audio cassettes, record albums (LPs), 8-tracks, or software.

The library cannot accept computer, medical, science or technical, travel or financial books that are older than 2 years.

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

While donations are tax-deductible, library staff cannot determine the value of a donation for IRS purposes. The library provides a form acknowledging the donation.

Please do not leave donated materials outside the library during off hours.

 

Amended by the Library Board of Trustees 5-2021.