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Gifts Policies

Gift Materials/Furniture/Equipment/Art/Other Items

Last Revised: January 20, 2022

Glen Ellyn Public Library is grateful for all gifts. Its collection has been enriched and enhanced by many generous donations of money, books, periodicals, and other materials.

Gifts to the library are tax deductible pursuant to Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Valuation of non-monetary gifts is the responsibility of the donor.

Although unrestricted gifts are preferred, cash donations to the library may be accompanied by a stipulation that the funds are for a specific purpose.

All such gifts will be subject to the library’s review to determine whether the stipulations are acceptable within the scope of the library’s mission and physical plant. The Glen Ellyn Public library Board of Trustees and library staff reserve the right to refuse any gift.

Donation Guidelines are available in Appendix I: Donation Guidelines.

Other giving opportunities are available through the Friends of Glen Ellyn Public Library and the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation.

Gift Materials / Furniture / Equipment / Art / Other Items

In accepting donations of materials, equipment, furniture, works of art, etc. the library reserves the right to determine whether the item(s) will be used by the library, sold to benefit the library, or otherwise disposed of.

The same criteria for inclusion of materials in the collection that are used for purchase decisions will be applied to gifts.

Gift materials will be integrated into the general collection. It is the policy of the library not to accept special collections of books or other materials to be kept together as a separate physical entity, nor can the library accept gifts with restrictions as to use, permanence and/or location.

The library retains unconditional ownership of all gifts.

The library does not accept materials on loan.

Memorial/Commemorative Gifts

Last Revised: January 20, 2022

The library is happy to accept gifts in memory or in honor of an individual or organization subject to the general criteria stated above.

Memorial/commemorative gift materials will be integrated into the general collection and acknowledged by a bookplate, when appropriate, or a sign on or near the item.

Cash donated as memorials or commemorative gifts is accepted for the purchase of library materials. The general nature or subject area of the materials to be purchased may be based upon the wishes of the donor. Selection of specific titles, however, will be made by library staff in accordance with availability and the need of the library.

Recognition

Last Revised: January 20, 2022

The library will maintain a suitable location in the library displaying the names of donors contributing $1,000 or more.

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