Gifts & Donations Policy

Library materials shall be accepted as gifts if the Director deems the material(s) appropriate and consistent with the library’s collection policies and development.

Gifts of money, real property, securities, personal property, art, antiques or other valuables may be accepted by the Board if appropriate. The Library Director is authorized to accept gifts of cash or check made out to the Oconomowoc Public Library on behalf of the Oconomowoc Public Library Board of Trustees.

The Library shall not accept for deposit materials which are not outright gifts or gifts in lieu of payment for lost and damaged materials. The Library Board of Trustees has the authority to make whatever disposition it deems appropriate of any donated materials.

The Library shall accept gifts of materials and cash donations for specific purposes. If the Library Director and/or Library Board decide that they cannot abide by the donor’s wishes, the donor will be so informed. A copy of this policy shall be given to any party wishing to donate.

Any gift accepted by the Library is subject to the following conditions:

  1. The Library retains unconditional ownership of the gift;
  2. The Library makes the final decision on its own use or other disposition of the gift;
  3. The Library reserves the right to decide the conditions of display, housing, and access to the materials.

Any offers of substantial monetary gifts, or offers of equipment, art objects, special collections, etc. should be referred to the Library Director. Such offers will be accepted/rejected based on considerations of need, appropriateness, maintenance, precedence, etc. Any gift accepted will be subject to the same conditions of acceptance as outlined above.

Adopted: 9/28/1978
Reconfirmed: 3/8/1995
Reconfirmed: 5/11/2000
Revised: 3/14/2002
Revised: 5/12/2005
Reconfirmed: 6/11/2009
Revised: 9/10/2013

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