Lumberton Public Library

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Lumberton Public Library's Gift Policy

The Lumberton Public Library welcomes gifts of new and used books and materials.  Items will be added to the collection in accordance with the selection policy of the library.  Once donated, items become the property of the Library and may be given to other libraries and non-profit organizations, sold, traded or discarded if they are not added to the collection.  The library will not accept any item that is not an outright gift.  The library will acknowledge receipt of donated items, but is unable to set fair market or appraisal values.  If items are being donated to obtain a specific tax benefit, it is the donor’s responsibility to establish fair market value or obtain expert assistance in establishing any value.  The library also reserves the right to decide when a gift added to the collection must be withdrawn.

Monetary gifts, bequests, and memorial or honorary contributions are particularly welcome.  Funds donated will be used to purchase items in accordance with the selection policy of the library.  Books and other materials purchased with bequests and memorial or honorary contributions will be identified with special donor plates whenever possible.  If requested, notification of memorial or honorary contributions will be sent to the family of the person being recognized.  Suggestions for subject areas or other areas of interest are welcome and will be followed to the extent that such items meet the library’s selection policy and collection needs.