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4.3 GIFT/DONATION POLICY
The Chelmsford Board of Library Trustees welcomes and encourages gifts and donations which are consistent with the Library's Mission Statement.
Print and Non-Print Materials
The Library is pleased to accept print (books) and non-print (DVDs, CDs, etc.) materials when they comply with the Library's Material's Selection Policy. All gifts are accepted with the understanding that if the Library is unable to use the materials, they will be donated to the Friends of the Library Book Sale. Unused donations cannot be returned to the donor. This should be clearly stated to the donor at the time of the donation.
We're sorry, but we cannot accept donations of the following items: Magazines (including National Geographic), encyclopedias or textbooks more than 4 years old, Reader's Digest Condensed books.
Monetary donations may be made in a number of ways:
Gifts and donations other than items which can be used in the Library's collection (such as art, furniture, etc.) or monetary gifts (as listed above) must be discussed with the Library Director. All conditions pertaining to the donation must be clearly stated at that time. The Library Board of Trustees will make the final determination to accept or decline the gift.
These gifts will be considered in light of the following criteria:
All gifts and donations accepted by the Board of Library Trustees become the property of the Chelmsford Public Library and may be sold or discarded as the Board sees fit.
Gifts to Library Staff
Individual Library staff cannot accept valuable gifts or any form of currency for the services they provide as library staff. Appreciative patrons are encouraged to make contributions to the library as a whole, or provide a gift that all staff can enjoy equally. This policy is to ensure that staff will treat all members of the public equally, and that no preferential treatment is shown or expected.
The Library can provide receipts for gifts only in the following cases:
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