The Aldrich Library accepts donations of materials which shall become the property of the Library with the understanding that the Director has final authority in their disposition.
Only materials donated without restrictions will be accepted, and they are evaluated using the same criteria as materials that are purchased. If the Director considers that the materials will be in demand and will enhance the collection, the materials will be cataloged and added to the collection. Those materials that are added to the collection will be classified and shelved according to standard procedures.
Materials not needed, but in good condition and still of value, will be sold in book sales, or other book selling organizations or recycled.
Donors will be given a statement listing the number and general type of materials donated if they so request. The Aldrich Library will not assess the value of materials donated.
This policy applies to all donations: artwork, collections, books, recordings, magazines, plants, furniture, sculpture, etc.
The Aldrich Free Public Library is grateful for materials donated as outlined above.