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Policies govern many aspects of Glen Ellyn Public Library and are approved by Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees may modify or amend these policies at any time.

Donation Guidelines Policy

Last Revised: October 17, 2005

Glen Ellyn Public Library does not have sufficient space or atmospheric or security controls to be considered a suitable place for any but a very few pieces of permanently displayed works of art or historic artifacts.

The library primarily confines itself to providing a location for temporary displays of local art from community residents, typically changed on a monthly basis.

As currently interpreted by the library, our current mission precludes us from devoting significant space to permanent displays of art or other objects. As a result, the library must be extremely selective in its choices.

In considering any potential donation, consideration will be given to

  • Availability of space not required for other library mission-critical functions
  • Degree to which the piece enhances current activities of the library
  • Specific relevance to the community, and perceived community demand for display
    of the object
  • Local connections to the artist and/or benefactor
  • Professional quality of the item
  • Suitability of the piece for display inside or outside the building
  • Location of an appropriate spot for the placement of the piece
  • Potential for problems regarding patron safety
  • Vulnerability of the piece to theft or damage, and related additional insurance costs,
    if any

The library encourages all potential donors to discuss their interests with the library at an early stage to determine if some mutually satisfactory donation decision can be reached. The Board and staff will do their utmost to recommend potential donation projects that suit the desires of the donor and the long-term needs of the library.

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